Date: 3rd October 2015
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Wolves face Huddersfield Town live in front of the sky cameras on Saturday, in a game which concludes a roller-coaster two weeks at Molineux.
After being ejected out of the Capital One Cup by Middlesbrough, Wolves then struggled to draw against a 9 men Preston side, with a late Kevin McDonald strike saving us from an embarrassing defeat. This was followed by the surprising announcement that Steve Morgan was to step down as chairman and put the club up for sale after just eight years at the helm. The very next day Wolves travelled to an in form Fulham and unexpectedly ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.
Now with very little respite, Huddersfield come to Molineux looking to extend their recent good run at the ground. They have won in their last four outings here and are unbeaten in their past eight visits.
Connor Coady, who we signed from Huddersfield in the summer, could return to face his former club on Saturday after missing three games due to suspension; however the form of Jack Price and Kevin McDonald may keep him out of the side.
David Edwards has also recovered from his knee injury and could be in line to make a return before he heads off to international duty with Wales.
A win over Huddersfield could momentarily lift us into the playoffs and Kenny Jackett has admitted this is a big week for the club and an opportunity to gain confidence going into the international break.
Much confidence is needed around Wolves at this moment due to an unbalanced side and the departure of Morgan meaning little is known of the future of the club.
A recent press conference with Jez Moxley shed little light on the current situation at the top, apart from the fact that time constraints was the main factor behind Morgan’s departure. Perhaps Moxley and co known just as little about the future of the football club as the fans do, which is a worrying sign for any hope of a quick return to the Premier League.
Despite only just coming into October, does Morgan’s imminent exit give the club an excuse for the club to fall to the way side as the season progresses?
As neighbours Birmingham City, Aston Villa and West Brom have shown, finding a new owner is a tough ask and finding one who is both passionate and willing to pump a serious amount of cash into the club is another factor entirely.
Martinez, Iorfa, Batth, Hause, Golbourne, Ojo, Price, McDonald, Henry, Afobe, Le Fondre
Stu Wolves 4-0 Huddersfield
Luke Wolves 3-1 Huddersfield
Graham Wolves 2-1 Huddersfield
David Wolves 3-0 Huddersfield
Craig Wolves 2-2 Huddersfield
Striker Benik Afobe spent a short time at Huddersfield on loan from Arsenal way back in the 2010/11 season and will be hoping to haunt his former club on Saturday. Despite having a number of good chances against Fulham, Afobe struggled to find the back of the net at Craven Cottage and has in fact not scored a league goal from open play since mid-August.
Despite only being 25 years-old, Sean Scannell is a heavily seasoned professional in the Championship making his debut for Crystal Palace in 2007. Scannell scored in this fixture last season with the Terriers running out 3-1 winners in a game where current Wolves midfielder Connor Coady was also on the scoresheet for the away side.
Benik Afobe 4/1
Adam Le Fondre 5/1
Bright Enobakhare 6/1
Nahki Wells 13/2
Harry Bunn 15/2
Jamie Paterson 17/2