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Wolves 1-0 Doncaster

Nothing to report in the first half.
Half Time:
Wolves 0-0 Doncaster.

61mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Jarvis.
65mins:
Doncaster substitution, Guy on for Lua Lua.
65mins:
Wolves substitution, Hemmings on for Ebanks-Blake.
69mins:
Doncaster substitution, Fairhurst on for Shiels.
80mins:
Doncaster substitution, Greer on for Roberts.
85mins:
Wolves substitution, Elokobi on for Edwards.
90mins:
GOAL, Stearman gives Wolves the lead.
Full Time:
Wolves 1-0 Doncaster.

Wolves: 1
Hennessey, Stearman, Berra, Craddock, Ward, Edwards, Henry, Foley, Jarvis, Ebanks-Blake, Keogh.
Subs: Collins, Elokobi (85), Hill. Hemmings (65), Vokes (61).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Doncaster: 0
Sullivan, Chambers, Hird, Hayter, Wellens, M Woods, Van Nieustadt, Lua Lua, Spicer, Shiels, Roberts.
Subs: Guy (65), Greer (80), Fairhurst (69), G Woods (GK), Clark.
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Attendance: 28,252
 
Wolves Match Stats Doncaster
4
Shots On Target
3
2
Shots Off Target
4
9
Fouls (Conceded)
7
6
Corners
4
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Richard Beeby


2nd May 2009

Team News

Wolves: The Championship's top-scorer Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is struggling with back and hamstring problems ahead of Wolves final game of the season.
Fellow striker Andy Keogh was forced off against Barnsley with a knee injury, but is expected to recover.

Doncaster: have doubts over midfielder James Coppinger (ankle) and defender Matt Mills (groin) for the final match of the season at Molineux.
Waide Fairhurst and Lewis Guy are pushing for starts.


26th April 2009

Match Reaction

Ex-Barnsley player Mick McCarthy said after the match: "It is a little bit sombre for me because I hope Barnsley stay up.
"Anyone who has seen me play will like me because the way I fought for the club, and I would do everything for the club I am paid by.
"I hope it is enough for them to stay up though, so it tinges a little bit of sadness.
"But let me make it clear I am delighted to have clinched the title and the players deserve it, and I will enjoy celebrating it tonight."

The Wolves boss was also left frustrated with the pitch invasion from both sets of supporters at the end and feels it denied his players the chance to celebrate properly.
"I wasn't best pleased about it, somebody tried to jump on my back and I don't know if it was someone who wanted to celebrate with me or what" he added.
"It was unfortunate, it's mad and it has taken a slight bit of gloss of the achievement.
"I would have liked us to have applauded the fans and celebrate with them but the invasion prevented us doing that."


25th April 2009

Barnsley 1-1 Wolves

19mins: Yellow card, Souza.
Half Time:
Barnsley 0-0 Wolves.
46mins: Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Harewood.
46mins:
Wolves substitution, Reid on for Friend.
58mins:
Goal, Macken gives Barnsley the lead.
68mins:
Wolves substitution, Hemmings on for Keogh (injured).
70mins:
Barnsley substitution, Teymourian on for Hammill.
77mins:
Barnsley substitution, Mifsud on for Bogdanovic.
84mins:
GOAL, Reid levels the score.
Full Time:
Barnsley 1-1 Wolves.

Wolves are champions of The Championship!!

Barnsley: 1
Steele, Hassell, Moore, Souza, Kozluk, Campbell-Ryce, De Silva, Colace, Hammill, Macken, Bogdanovic.
Subs: Muller (GK), Devaney, Teymourian (70), El Haimour, Mifsud (77).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Wolves: 1
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, Henry, Edwards, Friend, Harewood, Keogh.
Subs: Higgs (GK), Stearman, Reid (46), Vokes (46), Hemmings (68).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Attendance: 18,288
 
Barnsley Match Stats Wolves
5
Shots On Target
3
5
Shots Off Target
2
10
Fouls (Conceded)
20
9
Corners
4
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Kevin Friend


24th April 2009

Team News

Barnsley: have several players struggling for the visit of Wolves with Darren Moore, Adam Hammill and Stephen Foster all suffering with illness.
Robert Kozluk and Bobby Hassell are also nursing injuries.

Wolves: boss Mick McCarthy has no new injury concerns ahead of the trip to Oakwell.
Striker Chris Iwelumo remains sidelined with a knee complaint and now looks unlikely to return until the start of next season.


19th April 2009

Promotion Reactions

Reaction to Wolves promotion to the Premier League:

from www.wolves.co.uk:
Striker Ebanks-Blake said on WOW: "To play in the Premier League is what I set out to achieve from a young age and I'm delighted with how things have gone here at Wolves."
When reminded that he was in line for a second successive Golden Boot award, he added: "I'd like to think so but there's still a bit of a way to go. But this (promotion) is the one that I wanted and if I don't win anything for the rest of the season, I don't really care because we are up.
"It's been brilliant ever since I came here. I can't express how good the staff and players have been to me. They are a great bunch of lads and I want to grow with them and stay here for as long as I can."
Sylvan also had a word or two for Andy Keogh and on how he had turned things round after becoming a target for sections of the crowd. He said: Andy's a very good player and I knew that he would come out on top because that's the sort of character he is. He's a great lad.
"I knew he would pass to me when he won the ball. He's a good player and he did what good player's do. He chased a lost cause and set it up for me.
"But the team's done brilliantly and that's why we are where we are now.
"The crowd here have also been great to me. They have accepted me and I'm delighted with that and I'm glad we could give them the treat they deserved at the end of the season."

Boss Mick McCarthy said on WOW: "It's difficult to fully articulate my feelings to do it justice but it's a bit of everything," he reflected.
"I'm knackered as well!
"It's a lovely day but it's difficult to talk about because it hasn't really registered yet.
"Of course on the inside I'm absolutely thrilled by our achievement and really proud of the players.
"They've been brilliant all season long and have been top since October.
"They've had no outside influences or outside help, it's that group of players who have driven it and driven it and driven it.
"We've had great support from the fans and the players deserve the credit.
"It doesn't sink in but to see those celebrations outside are fabulous.
"We all like to go and share it with our families as well.
"At the moment it's all 'yahoo' and 'ra ra ra' and isn't something you can completely savour other than the high of the moment.
"I'll feel it more when we wake up tomorrow although if it has been over the last week I'll be up at 6am painting the garage!"

Chairman Steve Morgan said on WOW: "I don't know whether you can properly put it into words."
"I just feel absolutely fantastic.
"When I walked onto the pitch with Sir Jack just over 18 months ago, and he said Steve Morgan has had a heart transplant from Liverpool to Wolverhampton, I enjoyed the sentiment but he didn't quite have it right.
"It's actually heart, body and soul.
"Today was the culmination of just a fabulous 18 months or so.
"I'm going to enjoy the night, I'll definitely have a hangover tomorrow and I make no apologies for that.
"It'll be good for the takings in the pubs of Wolverhampton I'm sure and I hope the fans have a great night and just enjoy the last two games.
"But after this weekend we start the hard work for next year and we're not going to come down.
"We're going into the Premier League and we are going to establish ourselves and kick on from there."


18th April 2007

Wolves 1-0 QPR

43mins: Yellow card, Lopez.
Half Time:
Wolves 0-0 QPR.

46mins:
GOAL, Ebanks-Blake gives Wolves the lead.
50mins:
Yellow card, Ward.
60mins:
Wolves substitution, Harewood on for Ebanks-Blake.
63mins:
QPR substitution, Taarabt on for Vine.
63mins:
QPR substitution, Ephraim on for Cook.
65mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Jones (injured).
79mins:
Wolves substitution, Stearman on for Ward (injured).
85mins:
QPR substitution, Leigertwood on for Lopez.
Full Time:
Wolves 1-0 QPR.

Wolves are promoted back to the Premier League!!

Wolves: 1
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Edwards, Henry, Jones, Jarvis, Ebanks-Blake, Keogh.
Subs: Higgs (GK), Stearman (79), Reid, Vokes (65), Harewood (60).
Cards: Yellow: Ward. Red: None.
QPR: 0
Cerny, Mahon, Stewart, Vine, Gorkss, Routledge, Connolly, Helguson, Ramage, Cook, Lopez.
Subs: Delaney, Taarabt (63), Ephraim (63), Leigertwood (85), Miller.
Cards: Yellow: Lopez. Red: None.
Attendance: 27,511
 
Wolves Match Stats QPR
7
Shots On Target
4
7
Shots Off Target
5
12
Fouls (Conceded)
10
7
Corners
0
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0

REFEREE: Jon Moss


17th April 2009

Team News

Wolves: who will be promotion to the Premier League if they win, hope to have Sylvan Ebanks-Blake available.
The striker could return after missing three matches with a hamstring injury, but Chris Iwelumo is still recovering from a knee problem.

QPR: forward Rowan Vine may start at Molineux following his recent return from a broken leg.
Striker Heidar Helguson is also expected to be involved despite a recent hamstring injury.


16th April 2009

Ebanks-Blake Back Training

Wolves have been handed a huge boost ahead of Saturday's clash against QPR with the news Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has returned to training and is expected to be in contention.
The Championship's top goalscorer and reigning Golden Boot holder has missed the club's last three matches with a hamstring injury having overcome a calf problem sustained while on duty with the England under-21's.
Wanderers stuttered in attack without him against Birmingham last week but hit back in style by putting three past Southampton and Derby respectively, and with them needing just three points to claim promotion to the Premier League, Ebanks-Blake is hoping to get a few solid days training under his belt before leading the line against the R's.

Owls Want To Keep Potter

Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws would like to try and sign Darren Potter from Wolves when his loan spell expires at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old has made 14 appearances for the Owls this season and Laws told BBC Radio Sheffield: "He has done well and we would like to try and keep him.
"If we want to play good football we need players like him."
"If you look at his stats on Prozone he is higher than anyone else on the pitch and that shows his quality."


15th April 2009

Sold Out

Wolves have now sold out of tickets for Saturday's visit of QPR on Saturday.
The remaining 1,400 tickets which were made available after Rangers agreed to move their fans from the Steve Bull Lower Tier to the Jack Harris Flank have now all been snapped up.

Wolves have also sold all of their 5, 869 ticket allocation for the trip to Barnsley for the final away game of the regular season.


14th April 2009

Match Reaction

Wolves boss said on WOW after the match: "I think we were very fortunate to win the game today.
"But I'm also happy, pleased, relieved, delighted - all those adjectives.
"I was disappointed with the performance but obviously happy with the result which tends to mask everything else.
"That's as poor as we've played for a very long time and we couldn't do any worse but do you know what? We had good front men who took their chances.
"It's all about results at this stage of the season.
"I'm not bothered if we play rubbish as long as we win.
"We were bobbins today, except maybe for Keogh, Jarvo and the front lads.
"The game could have been out of sight for Derby because they'd had all the chances but we won.
"There are always different ways to win a game, and there are different styles of games as well.
"It's not always about free flowing football - this was another way to win a game and we did it.
"It's an ugly one but also a very important one."


13th April 2009

Derby 2-3 Wolves

7mins: GOAL, Keogh gives Wolves the lead.
30mins:
Goal, Kazmierczak levels the score.
43mins:
Derby substitution, Nyatanga on for McEveley (injured).
Half Time:
Derby 1-1 Wolves.

46mins:
Derby substitution, Eustace on for Kazmierczak.
55mins:
Goal, Sterjovski gives Derby the lead.
58mins:
Wolves substitution, Harewood on for Vokes.
61mins:
Wolves substitution, Reid on for Edwards.
70mins:
Wolves substitution, Ward on for Hill.
74mins:
GOAL, Jarvis levels the score.
87mins:
GOAL, Keogh gives Wolves the lead again.
88mins:
Derby substitution, Bannan on for Sterjovski.
Full Time:
Derby 2-3 Wolves.

Derby: 2
Bywater, Connolly, McEveley, Kazmierczak, Commons, Savage, Hulse, Sterjovski, Todd, Teale, Albrechtsen.
Subs: Price (GK), Villa, Nyatanga (43), Eustace (46), Bannan (88).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Wolves: 3
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Hill, Edwards, Henry, Jones, Jarvis, Vokes, Keogh.
Subs: Higgs (GK), Stearman, Ward (70), Reid (61), Harewood (58).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Attendance: 33,079
 
Derby Match Stats Wolves
8
Shots On Target
5
9
Shots Off Target
3
7
Fouls (Conceded)
15
5
Corners
4
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Paul Taylor


12th April 2009

Team News

Derby: will make at least one change, Pearson completed his first 90 minutes in over six months following knee surgery.
The midfielder is being eased back into action after a lengthy lay-off and two games in the space of three days would be too much so Robbie Savage is likely to be recalled.
Lewin Nyatanga was forced off at half-time at Hillsborough through illness, while fellow defender Jay McEveley played much of the game against the Owls with his head bandaged but is expected to be fit.

Wolves: will again be without strikers Ebanks-Blake and Iwelumo.
Ebanks-Blake is still troubled by a hamstring injury while Iwelumo remains absent with medial ligament damage and bruising to the bone in his right knee following Monday's dangerous challenge by Lee Carsley.
But midfielder Matt Jarvis will be available after playing an hour in the 3-0 win over Southampton on Good Friday.


11th April 2009

Match Reaction

Boss McCarthy said after the match: "It's three points. It means I can enjoy a bottle of beer tonight and watch everybody else.
"For today, for this evening, it's taken the pressure off me and my players and it's heaped it somewhere else, whoever fancies it they can have it.
"And then we'll take it all back on Monday along with everybody else."


10th April 2008

Wolves 3-0 Southampton

1mins: GOAL, Vokes heads Wolves into the lead after 38 seconds.
6mins:
GOAL, Craddock heads Wolves second.
18mins:
Penalty to Wolves, Saganowski fouled Edwards.
19mins:
GOAL, Jones scores from the spot.
Half Time:
Wolves 3-0 Southampton.
46mins:
Southampton substitution, Euell on for McGoldrick.
46mins:
Southampton substitution, Wright-Phillips on for Skacel.
56mins:
Yellow card, Smith.
60mins:
Wolves substitution, Harewood on for Jarvis.
66mins:
Wolves substitution, Ward on for Vokes.
71mins:
Southampton substitution, Lallana on for Schneiderlin.
83mins:
Wolves substitution, Stearman on for Foley.
86mins:
Yellow card, Berra.
90+mins:
Yellow card, Perry.
Full Time:
Wolves 3-0 Southampton.

Wolves: 3
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Hill, Edwards, Henry, Jones, Jarvis, Keogh, Vokes.
Subs: Higgs, Stearman (83), Reid, Ward (66), Harewood (60).
Cards: Yellow: Berra. Red: None.
Southampton: 0
Davis, Perry, Saganowski, Saeijs, Skacel, Wotton, Surman, McGoldrick, Schneiderlin, James, Smith.
Subs: Liptak, Forecast, Euell (46), Wright-Phillips (46), Lallana (71).
Cards: Yellow: Smith, Perry. Red: None.
Attendance: 24,636
 
Wolves Match Stats Southampton
3
Shots On Target
4
4
Shots Off Target
5
14
Fouls (Conceded)
9
3
Corners
7
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Anthony Taylor


9th April 2008

Team News

Wolves: will be without strikers Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (hamstring) and Chris Iwelumo (knee).
Marlon Harewood, Andy Keogh and Sam Vokes are vying to replace the duo and winger Matt Jarvis may start as Michael Kightly is out for the season.

Southampton: have no fresh injury concerns, but head coach Mark Wotte may recall striker Marek Saganowski.
Midfielder Andrew Surman came through the midweek draw at Watford without any ill-effects to a slight ankle injury.


7th April 2009

Match Reaction

Mick McCarthy felt his side were "the masters in their own downfall", and also left to question the validity of Jerome's opener.

The Wolves boss said: "With the first goal I wonder whether there's a foul on Wayne Hennessey?.
"I actually didn't think it was a free-kick he penalised Marlon Harewood for on the halfway line (in the build up to the goal).
"The second goal was a schoolboy error and we've been the masters of our own downfall.
"We've lost points, I don't there was any quality in the game. The first goal wasn't really and neither was the second."

Despite the importance of the result, the game was somewhat overshadowed by Lee Carsley's foul on Chris Iwelumo in the 36th minute - which resulted in the Birmingham captain seeing red.
The challenge, which brought back memories of Martin Taylor's foul on Eduardo, was dangerously high on the Wolves striker and resulted in him being stretchered off.
"Chris has got a sore knee but we'll know more tomorrow. He's got it in ice but he'll probably go for a scan," confirmed McCarthy.
"At the time I couldn't really see it, but I've just watched it again and let me clear something up.
"Lee wouldn't go in to hurt anybody and that's for sure, he's a competitor and I think he's just mistimed it, he's caught him and it's not a very nice tackle.
"I don't think there's any doubt it was the turning point, the game was going nowhere. I thought we were comfortable except for a couple of mistakes."


6th April 2009

Birmingham 2-0 Wolves

37mins: Red card, Carsley, for serious foul play.
40mins:
Wolves substitution, Keogh on for Iwelumo (injured).
45+4mins:
Goal, Jerome gives Birmingham the lead.
Half Time:
Birmingham 1-0 Wolves.

46mins:
Birmingham substitution, McFadden on for Phillips.
46mins:
Wolves substitution, Jarvis on for Hill.
53mins:
Yellow card, Henry.
57mins:
Birmingham substitution, O'Connor on for Jerome.
62mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Edwards.
69mins:
Goal, O'Connor gets Birmingham's second.
87mins:
Birmingham substitution, Bouazza on for Larson.
Full Time:
Birmingham 2-0 Wolves.

Birmingham: 2
Taylor, Carr, Murphy, Jaidi, Fahey, Ridgewell, Larsson, Bowyer, Carsley, Jerome, Phillips.
Subs: Doyle (GK), Sinclair, Queudrue, McFadden (46), Bouazza (87), O'Connor (57).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: Carsley.
Wolves: 0
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Hill, D Edwards, Henry, D Jones, Iwelumo, Harewood.
Subs: Higgs (GK), Jarvis (46), Stearman, Vokes (62), Keogh (40).
Cards: Yellow: Henry. Red: None.
Attendance: 25,935
 
Birmingham Match Stats Wolves
4
Shots On Target
6
6
Shots Off Target
5
13
Fouls (Conceded)
16
3
Corners
3
0
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0

Ref: Mark Halsey


5th April 2008

Team News

Birmingham: Scotland striker James McFadden is set to return to the squad for the first time since January after recovering from a knee injury.
Marcus Bent is also in contention but Stuart Parnaby (thigh) and Kemy Agustien (groin) are still unavailable.

Wolves: strikers Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (calf) and Chris Iwelumo (thigh) should both be fit.
Winger Matt Jarvis is back from a knee problem but Michael Kightly will miss the rest of the season (broken toe).


31st March 2009

New Record Sponsorship Deal

Wolves announced today on WOW a major two-year club sponsorship deal with Sportingbet.com, one of the world's leading online gaming companies.
The deal, commencing in June 2009, is worth over seven figures and represents the biggest sponsorship agreement in Wolves' 132-year history.

Sportingbet.com has secured an extensive portfolio of Wolves' rights.
Its distinctive brand will appear on Wolves' new home and away shirts and on all technical training kit.
Sportingbet.com will have a major brand presence at Molineux Stadium, as well as becoming the club's official betting partner.

Sportingbet.com will also sponsor Wolves' official website - www.wolves.co.uk - one of the most popular football club websites in the country.
Football dominates Sportingbet.com's business representing 65% of the group's total sports betting revenue and it accepts over 42 million football bets each year.

Wolves CEO Jez Moxey said: "We're proud to announce Sportingbet.com as our new main club sponsor. We are delighted to have secured a partner with a global presence and a leader in online gaming. The Sportingbet.com team are passionate about football which makes them the perfect fit for our club and for our loyal fans."

Andy McIver, Sportingbet.com Chief Executive, believes there is plenty of shared qualities between the company and Wolves.
He said: "Sportingbet.com is delighted to be associated with such a well known and successful club as Wolves.
"We share a common heritage of passion, skill and teamwork which I believe offers the basis of a great partnership. Football is the bedrock of our business and we look forward to working closely together."

The new sponsorship agreement was revealed this morning in front of a large gathering of media and local dignitaries in Molineux's International Suite.
Sportingbet.com will be taking over from Chaucer Consulting after their five years of successful sponsorship of Wolves.
Jez paid tribute to Chaucer, who will remain as sponsor until the end of the season and maintain a commercial relationship with the club.
Chaucer are owned by Wolves' director Bob Laslett.
Jez added: "I'd like to place on record the club's sincere thanks to Bob, Global CEO of Chaucer Consulting, for Chaucer's fantastic club sponsorship of Wolves over the past five years.
"We're looking forward to continuing our excellent commercial partnership with Chaucer Consulting into next season and beyond."


29th March 2009

Family Club Of The Year

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS WIN FAMILY CLUB OF THE YEAR AT 2009 FOOTBALL LEAGUE AWARDS

Wolverhampton Wanderers have won the Family Club of the Year for the Championship at the 2009 Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo’s Top 50 Football League Players.

The club received the award at a gala dinner at Grosvenor House, Park Lane on Sunday evening in front of more than 800 attendees from clubs, sponsors and the football industry.

Wolverhampton Wanderers offered a range of initiatives covering special family pricing structures under the umbrella of ‘Wolves 4 Family Football’; safety initiatives, ticket giveaways to junior fans, family-specific activities, and a special commitment to The Football League’s ‘Enjoy the Match’ campaign.

The judges in this category commented that Wolverhampton Wanderers offered “an innovative approach to provide very good family entertainment in a safe environment.”

Commenting on the 2009 Football League Awards, Football League Chairman, Lord Mawhinney, said: "Once again, these awards have given us the opportunity to honour those individuals whose commitment to the game, their club or local community goes beyond the call of duty.

"The fourth Football League Awards have been an enormous success, and I congratulate all the winners on their achievements."


Image: Matt Grayson Head of Communications and Marketing and Lynne O’Reardon with their award.
Matt Grayson said: “We’re really proud to receive this award. We reviewed our family experience at the start of the season and there are so many people at the club involved, from the ticket office to the marketing team and stewards, and this is tremendous recognition for all their work.
Lynne O’Reardon added: “We’re accepting the award on behalf of the whole club – there’s been real joined-up thinking in this effort and we’re doing everything we can to encourage the next generation of fans.”

The Football League Awards show will be aired on Sky Sports 1 on Tuesday 31st March at 6.30pm and a special Coca-Cola Football League Podcast, featuring all the highlights of the night, will be available on www.football-league.co.uk and iTunes from Monday evening.

To find out more about The Football League Awards, including all the photos and news from the evening, please visit www.footballleagueawards.com.

SEB Double Award

SYLVAN EBANKS-BLAKE IS DOUBLE WINNER AT 2009 FOOTBALL LEAGUE AWARDS

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has won the FourFourTwo Player of the Year for the Coca-Cola Championship and the Mitre Goal of the Year award at the 2009 Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo’s Top 50 Football League Players.

The announcement was made at a gala dinner at Grosvenor House, Park Lane on Sunday evening in front of more than 800 attendees from clubs, sponsors and the football industry.

The 23-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers’ striker received the accolade, as a result of being ranked top in the FourFourTwo Top 50 Football League Players which was announced on the night. This made him the highest ranked Championship representative, and as a result, the FourFourTwo Player of the Year for The Coca-Cola Championship. Second place went to Reading’s Kevin Doyle, with Ebanks-Blake’s Wolves teammate Michael Kightly in third.

Cambridge born Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is in his second season at Molineux, after signing from Plymouth Argyle, and has led Wolves’ promotion challenge from the front by hitting 24 goals in 39 appearances – making him the Coca-Cola Championship’s leading scorer.

The prolific striker’s form was rewarded with a first England U21 cap in November, and he was again selected for Stuart Pearce’s squad for the games against Norway and France.

For the Goal of the Year award, Ebanks-Blake’s winning goal came in the 15th minute of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ game against Charlton Athletic on 29th March 2008. Ebanks-Blake controlled a low cross on the turn before firing a brilliantly executed left-foot shot past Charlton keeper Nicky Weaver from the edge of the box.


28th March 2009

Internationals

from www.wolves.co.uk:

Keeper Wayne Hennessey was beaten twice - at the end of each half - as Wales suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat at home to Finland at the Millennium Stadium but produced many good saves in between.
Dave Edwards played the first 56 minutes of the World Cup qualifier before being replaced by Aaron Ramsey while Sam Vokes didn't make it into the matchday squad.

Christophe Berra's first start for Scotland was always going to be a testing affair as the Tartan Army travelled to tackle the mighty Netherlands on their own patch in the Amsterdam Arena.
Dealing with a front four of Arjen Robben, Dirk Kuyt, Klaus-Jan Huntelaar and Robin Van Persie was always going to be dangerous but Scotland stood firm for the first half hour.
Huntelaar then notched a header, Van Persie added a second and Christophe was adjudged to have brought down Huntelaar to allow Kuyt to roll home a penalty to complete a 3-0 win.
Chris Iwelumo was an unused substitute.

Andy Keogh came on in injury time as the Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 with Bulgaria while Kevin Foley didn't make it into the final 18.
Midfielder Stephen Gleeson, who has joined MK Dons on loan, played the first 76 minutes as the Republic of Ireland beat Spain 2-1 in Waterford on Friday night.

All the Wolves contingent have more fixtures to look forward to in midweek with Wales welcoming Germany on Wednesday, Scotland entertaining Iceland on the same night and the Republic of Ireland away against Italy.

The Republic of Ireland's under-21s take on Turkey in Cork on Tuesday.


26th March 2009

Stack Returns To Molineux

Keeper Graham Stack has returned to Molineux on loan from Plymouth until the end of the season, he spent last season at Molineux on loan from Reading.
Stack now joins Shane Higgs in providing cover and competition for Wayne Hennessey as Matt Murray and Carl Ikeme continue their rehabilitation from injuries.


23rd March 2009

Harewood Joins On Loan

Striker Marlon Harewood has joined Wolves on loan for the remainder of the season from Aston Villa.
The former West Ham forward has struggled to secure first-team football at Villa Park.
Martin O'Neill's side have inserted a recall clause into the deal for Harewood which means they can bring him back to Villa Park at any time after the first 28 days of the loan.
O'Neill confirmed on Friday night that Wolves had been in touch about securing the powerful striker's services but insisted no decision would be made until after the weekend clash at Liverpool.
Harewood did not even make the bench and with Emile Heskey, John Carew, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Nathan Delfouneso ahead of him in O'Neill's plans has seen his chances limited.
The forward has made just six starts this season with his only goal coming against Litex Lovech in the UEFA Cup back in October.
He links up with McCarthy's squad for the final six games of the Championship season and with Wolves holding a five-point lead at the top of the table.


22nd March 2009

Match Reaction

Boss Mick McCarthy said after the match: "At this stage of the season points are more important than performances and it's just a matter of getting the wins.
"It wasn't a great game and neither keeper was stopping shots all the way through.
"The nature of the game didn't surprise me - Forest conceded five last week and Billy (Davies) would have wanted a reaction and I think he got one.
"We tried to win the game - we set off with an attacking team and put attacking subs on - and we've managed to do it with the goal that mattered.
"Is that the best win of the season? It is, because it's the most recent.
"I've said all along you just have to keep picking up points, no matter who you are playing.
"It was a pretty dour game but we managed to win it thanks to a good finish from Kights.
"And there were some good performances, I thought Jody Craddock and Christophe Berra were outstanding.
"They put the big fellows up front to try and cause problems but we dealt with it and it's another clean sheet.
"The defenders come in hollering and hooting about a clean sheet which gives them a lot of pleasure."


21st March 2009

Notts Forest 0-1 Wolves

29mins: Yellow card, Gunter.
30mins:
Yellow card, Anderson.
Half Time:
Notts Forest 0-0 Wolves.

46mins:
Yellow card, Berra.
54mins:
Wolves substitution, Keogh on for Ward.
66mins:
Notts Forest substitution, McCleary on for Anderson.
66mins:
Notts Forest substitution, Tyson on for McSheffrey.
72mins:
Wolves substitution, Edwards on for Jones.
73mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Iwelumo.
76mins:
GOAL, Kightly gives Wolves the lead.
76mins:
Yellow card, Kightly.
78mins:
Notts Forest substitution, Garner on for McGugan.
82mins:
Yellow card, Lynch.

Notts Forest: 0
Turner, Wilson, Lynch, Morgan, Perch, McGugan, Earnshaw, Anderson, Cohen. Gunter, McSheffrey.
Subs: Smith (GK), Chambers, McCleary (66), Tyson (66), Garner (78).
Cards: Yellow: Gunter, Anderson, Lynch. Red: None.
Wolves: 1
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock. Berra, Hill, Kightly, Henry, Jones, Ward, Ebanks-Blake, Iwelumo.
Subs: Higgs (GK), Stearman, Edwards (72), Keogh (54), Vokes (73).
Cards: Yellow: Berra, Kightly. Red: None.
Attendance: 24,510
 
Notts Forest Match Stats Wolves
2
Shots On Target
3
2
Shots Off Target
4
10
Fouls (Conceded)
14
3
Corners
2
3
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Phil Crossley


20th March 2009

Team News

Notts Forest: boss Billy Davies is set to hand goalkeeper Iain Turner his debut, the 25-year-old has joined them on loan from Everton until the end of the season.
Forest will be without fellow loanee Isaiah Osbourne who is still sidelined with a groin injury.
Ian Breckin, Guy Moussi, Kelvin Wilson, Paul Anderson and Joel Lynch have all been sidelined and will face late fitness tests ahead of the clash at the City Ground.

Wolves: Matt Jarvis is unlikely to be considered for the trip across the midlands, the winger has been struggling with a medial knee ligament problem and manager Mick McCarthy is wary of rushing him back too soon and causing further damage.
Nigel Quashie was just one of a host of first-team players involved in Tuesday's friendly victory over Rushden as he looks to regain match fitness after being sidelined with a chest infection.
The on-loan West Ham midfielder could be in the reckoning.
Defender George Elokobi has started light jogging after his knee injury sustained last August, while Matt Murray will hope to get to the same stage within the next two months. Fellow goalkeeper Carl Ikeme continues his recovery from a back problem but it is too soon to put a date on his return.


15th March 2009

Match Reaction

McCarthy said after the match: "Of course, it's a relief to win and it's a big help that Reading are still in their bad run.
"Hopefully, it will continue until the end of the season.
"I'm certainly not getting carried away, though. There are still seven games to go and you'll have to wait until May to see if I have a smile on my face."
"Chris has always had our support and you could tell from how the other players celebrated with him that he is a popular member of our group. They showed the appreciation they have for him because he's very unselfish."


14th February 2009

Wolves 2-1 Charlton

36mins: GOAL, Iwelumo gives Wolves the lead.
39mins:
Yellow card, Kightly.
Half Time:
Wolves 1-0 Charlton.

46mins:
Wolves substitution, Henry on for Ward.
51mins:
Goal, Zhi equalises.
63mins:
Wolves substitution, Keogh on for Edwards.
69mins:
Penalty to Wolves.
70mins:
Ebanks-Blake's penalty is saved.
73mins:
Charlton substitution, Ambrose on for Soares.
79mins:
GOAL, Iwelumo gets his and Wolves second.
80mins:
Charlton substitution, Dickson on for Spring.
87mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Ebanks-Blake.
88mins:
Charlton substitution, Shelvey on for Zhi.
Full Time:
Wolves 2-1 Charlton.

Wolves: 2
Hennessey, Foley, Berra, Craddock, Hill, Kightly, Jones, Edwards, Ward, Ebanks-Blake, Iwelumo.
Subs: Higgs, Henry (46), Reid, Keogh (63), Vokes (87).
Cards: Yellow: Kightly. Red: None.
Charlton: 1
Elliot, Youga, Bailey, Zhi, Hudson, Holland, Spring, Racon, Butterfield, Kandol, Soares.
Subs: Randolph, Shelvey (88), Ambrose (73), Dickson (80), Basey.
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Attendance: 24,319
 
Wolves Match Stats Charlton
4
Shots On Target
3
2
Shots Off Target
2
17
Fouls (Conceded)
16
9
Corners
1
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Graham Laws


13th February 2009

Team News

Wolves: boss Mick McCarthy will hope to add Matt Jarvis and Nigel Quashie to his squad and skipper Karl Henry is also available after suspension.
Michael Kightly is expected to start while George Friend could be given another chance to impress.

Charlton: Darren Ward will be missing from line-up under the terms of his loan deal from Wolves.
Jonathan Fortune's Achilles injury means midfielder Matt Holland may have to step in in defence.


11th February 2009

Match Reaction

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy said after the match: "It was a point gained all the time for me against a team who have been beaten by three goals in their last two outings and who have not played for a week. They were fresher than us.
"The lads have done everything they possibly can, I thought they were brilliant, terrific - they just didn't manage to get the goal.
"Ipswich came and played 4-5-1 and didn't really have any ambition in terms of winning the game from the start.
"I don't think we could really get in behind them or find the final pass because of the way they were playing.
"All sorts of performances and types of games will win promotion for three teams."


10th February 2009

Wolves 0-0 Ipswich

38mins: Ipswich substitution, Counago on for Walters (injured).
45mins:
Yellow card, Thatcher.
45+mins:
Yellow card, Norris.
Half Time: Wolves 0-0 Ipswich
.
46mins:
Wolves substitution, Kightly on for Reid.
55mins:
Yellow card, Quinn.
57mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Iwelumo (injured).
65mins:
Yellow card, Craddock.
67mins:
Yellow card, D Wright.
72mins:
Ipswich substitution, Stead on for Lisbie.
80mins:
Wolves substitution, Keogh on for Hill.
Full Time: Wolves 0-0 Ipswich
.

Wolves: 0
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Hill, Reid, Edwards, Jones, S Ward, Ebanks-Blake, Iwelumo.
Subs: D Ward (GK), Stearman, Kightly (46), Keogh (80), Vokes (57).
Cards: Yellow: Craddock. Red: None.
Ipswich: 0
R Wright, Campo, Thatcher, D Wright, Civelli, Quinn, Miller, Balkestein, Norris, Walters, Lisbie.
Subs: Supple (GK), Garvan, Bruce, Counago (38), Stead (72).
Cards: Yellow: Thatcher, Norris, Quinn, D Wright. Red: None.
Attendance: 22,227
 
Wolves Match Stats Ipswich
3
Shots On Target
6
4
Shots Off Target
2
17
Fouls (Conceded)
15
9
Corners
6
1
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Graham Salisbury


9th February 2009

Team News

Wolves: winger Michael Kightly is struggling with a hamstring strain but Matt Jarvis should overcome a knee problem to replace him.
Captain Karl Henry is out as he serves the last game of his two-match ban.

Ipswich: Ivan Campo could replace captain Gareth McAuley who sits out the game through suspension having picked up five bookings for the season.
Ben Thatcher has recovered from a foot injury but fellow full-back Moritz Volz (groin) remains sidelined.


8th February 2009

Match Reaction

Boss Mick McCarthy said after the match: "The performance would suggest our blip is over and of course the result would as well. We've played well in the last couple of games.
"I thought we were excellent in the first half. They broke on us once from a free-kick and Jermaine Johnson had a glorious chance and blazed over but other than that I don't think anything caused us any problems.
"We're top of the league, everyone's chasing us and snapping at our heels so what words can you find to stress how important it is to win games?"


7th February 2009

Sheff Wed 0-1 Wolves

5mins: GOAL, Ebanks-Blake gives wolves the lead.
Half Time:
Sheff Wed 0-1 Wolves.
46mins: Sheff Wed substitution, Jeffers on for Clarke (injured).
58mins:
Yellow card, Hill.
69mins:
Sheff Wed substitution, Sodje on for Gray.
70mins:
Wolves substitution, S Ward on for Friend.
77mins:
Wolves substitution, Keogh on for Ebanks-Blake.
83mins:
Yellow card, Keogh.
85mins:
Wolves substitution, Stearman on for Kightly (injured).
87mins:
Sheff Wed substitution, Boden on for O'Connor.
89mins:
Yellow card, Stearman.
Full Time:
Sheff Wed 0-1 Wolves.

Sheff Wed: 0
Grant, Spurr, Hinds, Tudgay, McAllister, Wood, O'Connor, Clarke, Gray, Buxton, Johnson.
Subs: Boden (87), Simek, Beevers, Sodje (69), Jeffers (46).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Wolves: 1
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Hill, Kightly, Jones, Edwards, Friend, Ebanks-Blake, Iwelumo.
Subs: D. Ward (GK), S. Ward (70), Stearman (85), Keogh (77), Vokes.
Cards: Yellow: Hill, Keogh, Stearman. Red: None.
Attendance: 23,703
 
Sheff Wed Match Stats Wolves
5
Shots On Target
2
4
Shots Off Target
6
4
Fouls (Conceded)
16
1
Corners
7
0
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Scott Mathieson


6th February 2009

Team News

Sheff Wed: have no fresh injury worries.
Owls manager Brian Laws is considering giving striker Akpo Sodje a place on the bench as he nears full fitness.

Wolves: are without suspended skipper Karl Henry while Nigel Quashie is not yet fully fit after a chest infection.
Chris Iwelumo (ankle), Matt Jarvis, Stephen Ward and Dave Jones (all knee) and Dave Edwards (thigh) all face late fitness checks ahead of the game.


4th March 2009

Match Reaction

McCarthy said after the match: "It's always about results.
"When you've gone as long as us with only one win and then you come to Crystal Palace on a wet and windy Tuesday night it's always about winning. And we could have won by more.
"I can't deny there's a sense of relief.
"He missed a penalty against Coventry recently and he was devastated after missing a great chance against Plymouth on Saturday.
"But goalscorers have an inner belief - there was no doubt he was going to take it and no doubt in anyone's mind he was going to score it either."


3rd March 2009

C Palace 0-1 Wolves

27mins: Yellow card, Scannell.
Half Time:
C Palace 0-0 Wolves.

56mins:
Yellow card, Berra.
61mins:
C Palace substitution, Stokes on for Scannell.
65mins:
Yellow card, Lawrence.
66mins:
Yellow card, Craddock.
67mins:
C Palace substitution, Oster on for Hills.
73mins:
Penalty to Wolves, Kightly fouled by C Hill.
74mins:
GOAL, Ebanks-Blake scores from the spot.
77mins:
C Palace substitution, Scowcroft on for Lee.
84mins:
Wolves substitution, Keogh on for Ebanks-Blake.
87mins:
Yellow card, Hill.
89mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Iwelumo (injured).
90+mins:
Yellow card, Henry.
90+mins:
Wolves substitution, Stearman on for Kightly.
Full Time:
C Palace 0-1 Wolves.

C Palace: 0
Speroni, Lawrence, C Hill, Derry, J. Fonte, Lee, Scannell, Hills, Danns, Ifill, Clyne.
Subs: Scowcroft (77), Ertl, Oster (67), R. Fonte, Stokes (61).
Cards: Yellow: Scannell, Lawrence. Red: None.
Wolves: 1
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, M Hill, Kightly, Henry, Edwards, Friend, Iwelumo, Ebanks-Blake.
Subs: Ward (GK), Stearman (90+), Reid, Vokes (89), Keogh (84).
Cards: Yellow: Berra, Craddock, Hill, Henry. Red: None.
Attendance: 14,907
 
C Palace Match Stats Wolves
1
Shots On Target
3
1
Shots Off Target
1
16
Fouls (Conceded)
17
4
Corners
6
2
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Graham Horwood


2nd March 2009

Keeper In On Loan

Wolves have signed Sunderland goalkeeper Darren Ward on loan until the end of the season.
Ward, 34, will provide back-up to Wayne Hennessey and Shane Higgs following injuries to Matt Murray and Carl Ikeme.
The Wales international has made almost 600 senior appearances during his career including spells at Mansfield, Notts County and Nottingham Forest.

Team News

Crystal Palace: could hand a debut to loan striker Anthony Stokes.
Palace will check on the hamstring injuries of Shaun Derry and Claude Davis, while Nick Carle is suspended and Victor Moses remains sidelined.

Wolves: midfielder David Jones picked up a knee injury in training on Friday so will not figure at Crystal Palace.
Stephen Ward (knee) and Matt Jarvis (infected blister) are both doubtful but Nigel Quashie has returned to training following a chest infection.


1st March 2009

Match Reaction

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy said after the match: "We were hopeless, let's cut to the quick, the way we played we were hopeless and we didn't deserve anything from the game.
"I could be talking about penalty decisions, the scramble at the end - but the reality is we didn't deserve to win and Plymouth did.
"We gave them a goal, let them sit back and we didn't play well.
"I think we've probably got a worse record than Plymouth and I think Birmingham have only won one in eight and Reading can't be doing a great deal either.
"But we can't be relying on that, at some stage we have to win a game."


28th February 2009

Wolves 0-1 Plymouth

1min: Goal, Gallagher gives Plymouth an early lead.
Half Time:
Wolves 0-1 Plymouth.

58mins:
Wolves substitution, Iwelumo on for Reid.
65mins:
Yellow card, Henry.
70mins:
Plymouth substitution, Judge on for Gallagher.
77mins:
Plymouth substitution, Fallon on for Barnes.
85mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Keogh.
88mins:
Wolves substitution, Friend on for Ward.
Full Time:
Wolves 0-1 Plymouth.

Wolves: 0
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Edwards, Reid, Ebanks-Blake, Keogh.
Subs: Higgs (GK), Friend (88), Stearman, Vokes (85), Iwelumo (58).
Cards: Yellow: Henry. Red: None.
Plymouth: 1
Larrieu, Duguid, Fletcher, Seip, Barker, Cathcart, Gray, Mackie, Gallagher, Clark, Barnes.
Subs: Fallon (77), Judge (70), Paterson, Noon, Timar.
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Attendance: 25,710
 
Wolves Match Stats Plymouth
3
Shots On Target
3
7
Shots Off Target
5
15
Fouls (Conceded)
15
8
Corners
1
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
Ref: Carl Boyeson

27th February 2009

Team News

Wolves: midfielder David Edwards and veteran defender Jody Craddock are tipped to keep their places in the side.
Matt Jarvis (blister) is a doubt but Nigel Quashie (chest infection) is not fit enough and misses out.

Plymouth: are boosted by the return to fitness of striker Jermaine Easter, who has been sidelined since December with a knee injury.
Easter came through a midweek reserve match against Swansea unscathed and could feature at Molineux.


26th February 2009

Foley Focus With Wolves

Kevin Foley is refusing to let transfer talk sideline him from the ongoing task of helping Wolves into the Premier League.
The full-back has been an almost ever-present this season at Molineux.
But such good form has seen him linked with a summer move to a number of top-flight sides, including Blackburn, West Ham and Wigan.
But the Irishman has told skysports.com that while he is flattered by such speculation he is simply concentrating on the task in hand with Wolves.
He said: "I'm just trying to concentrate on my career with Wolves and I try not to take much notice of stories linking me elsewhere."


25th February 2009

Scotts Want Rest

The Scottish Football Association will ask Championship clubs to rest Scotland players for the first game of next season in order to help George Burley's World Cup bid.
Scotland manager Burley last week won a concession from the Scottish Premier League to postpone their kick-off to August 15 to give him extra time to prepare for the World Cup qualifier against Norway on Wednesday 12th August.
But a significant proportion of his squad play in England's second tier, which is scheduled to start on 8th August.


24th February 2009

Hemmings Joins Cheltenham

Cheltenham have signed highly-rated Wolves striker Ashley Hemmings on a one-month loan deal.
The 18-year-old, who can also play as a wide midfield player, had been on trial at Bournemouth.
But Town manager Martin Allen moved quickly to boost the striking options at League One's bottom club.


23rd February 2009

Match Reaction

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy, who took his players to La Manga this week in a bid to recharge their batteries, was delighted with his side's overall display and was more than happy to see a slice of luck finally go their way.
"It was a terrific first-half performance," he said. "It was a really improved display. I thought our luck had deserted us but then maybe our luck came back here.
"But we've played well, I'm delighted with the overall display."
McCarthy was keen to stress that although the tension was building at Molineux as the race for promotion hots up, it is no different anywhere else.
"It's never easy, there's frustrations all around the league, it's no different here," he added.
"Dave (Jones) has got it down there, Steve Coppell's got it down there at Reading and Alex McLeish has got it at Birmingham.
"There's two scenarios here. It's an anagram isn't it? If I get promoted I'm a god and if we don't I'm a dog."


22nd February 2009

Wolves 2-2 Cardiff

11mins: GOAL, Ebanks-Blake heads Wolves into the lead.
31mins:
Goal, Chopra levels the score.
32mins:
Cardiff substitution, Burke on for Bothroyd (injured).
Half Time:
Wolves 1-1 Cardiff.

48mins:
Goal, Johnson gives Cardiff the lead.
76mins:
Wolves substitution, Reid on for Jarvis.
76mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Keogh.
78mins:
Yellow card, Berra.
80mins:
Wolves substitution, Stearman on for Ward.
81mins:
GOAL, own goal by keeper Konstantopoulos levels the score.
85mins:
Cardiff substitution, Whittingham on for McCormack.
90+mins:
Cardiff substitution, Comminges on for McNaughton.
Full Time:
Wolves 2-2 Cardiff.

Wolves: 2
Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Edwards, Jarvis, Ebanks-Blake, Keogh.
Subs: Higgs, Stearman (80), Reid (76), Vokes (76), Iwelumo.
Cards: Yellow: Berra. Red: None.
Cardiff: 2
Konstantopoulos, McNaughton, Johnson, Gyepes, Kennedy, Parry, Rae, Ledley, McCormack, Chopra, Bothroyd.
Subs: Owusu-Abeyie, Burke (32), Comminges (90+), Scimeca, Whittingham (85).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Attendance: 22,093
 
Wolves Match Stats Cardiff
7
Shots On Target
3
5
Shots Off Target
4
17
Fouls (Conceded)
9
9
Corners
5
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Darren Deadman


21st February 2009

Team News

Wolves: David Jones (groin) and on-loan Kyel Reid (hamstring) both nursed injuries during Wolves warm weather training camp this week in La Manga.
But, apart from keeper Carl Ikeme's back injury, boss Mick McCarthy should have a full squad to pick from.

Cardiff: Without goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Peter Enckelman, Dimi Konstantopoulos could make his debut.
Wolves old boy Gabor Gyepes is lined up to return, while striker Michael Chopra starts his third spell with Cardiff.


20th February 2009

Elokobi Extends Contract

Wolves left-back George Elokobi has been given a contract extension, despite being ruled out for the season though injury.
The 23 year old, who was signed from Colchester a year ago, had surgery on his left knee after being injured in the 2-0 win at Ipswich in August.
But he is making sufficient progress to have been handed a 12-month extension, keeping him at Molineux until 2011.


18th February 2009

Another Live Sky Match

Wolves have had another game chosen to be shown live on Sky Sports, their home match against Southampton which was scheduled for Saturday 11th April.
The game will now kick off at 3.15pm on Good Friday, April 10th.


17th February 2009

Fixture Update

Wolves away match with Birmingham that was scheduled for Saturday 4th April, is going to be shown live on Sky Sports.
So it's been moved to Monday 6th April with a 7.45pm kick off.


15th February 2009

Match Reaction

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was left to question his team selection.
He said after the match: "We are always disappointed when we lose.
"The last two away games I have set the team up 4-4-2 and we were being loved for it when we were winning but we are not being loved as much now.
"It is a young squad and I have no doubt they have lost confidence. Sometimes it takes a lucky break to get back on top but you have to earn that luck."


14th February 2009

Burnley 1-0 Wolves

6mins: Goal, McCann gives Burnley the lead.
Half Time:
Burnley 1-0 Wolves.

59mins:
Wolves substitution, Iwelumo on for Vokes.
60mins:
Wolves substitution, Edwards on for Quashie.
69mins:
Burnley substitution, McDonald on for Kalvenes.
83mins:
Burnley substitution, Eagles on for Paterson.
90+mins:
Burnley substitution, Rodriguez on for Thompson.
Full Time:
Burnley 1-0 Wolves.

Burnley: 1
Jensen, Alexander, Kalvenes, Duff, Caldwell, Williams, Elliott, McCann, Blake, Paterson, Thompson.
Subs: Penny, McDonald (69), Gudjonsson, Rodriguez (90+), Eagles (83).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Wolves: 0
Hennessey, Foley, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Quashie, Jarvis, Ebanks-Blake, Vokes.
Subs: Higgs, Collins, Edwards (60), Keogh, Iwelumo (59).
Cards: Yellow: None. Red: None.
Attendance: 13,515
 
Burnley Match Stats Wolves
6
Shots On Target
4
5
Shots Off Target
6
12
Fouls (Conceded)
9
7
Corners
6
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Clive Oliver


13th February 2009

Team News

Burnley: winger Chris Eagles could return to the starting line-up after being used as a substitute last week due to the effects of a chest infection.
Left-back Stephen Jordan is back in training after a knee ligament injury, but is not likely to start.

Wolves: striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is set to play after missing the midweek England U-21 game with a stomach bug.
Neill Collins is available after a ban but Jason Shackell has joined Norwich on loan for the rest of the season.


12th February 2009

More Internationals

Wolves trio Wayne Hennessey, Dave Edwards and Sam Vokes all tasted some action for Wales as they fell to a late goal in a friendly against Poland last night.
Wales were beaten by the only goal of the game in Portugal when Poland substitute Roger Guerreiro chipped Boaz Myhill ten minutes from time.
Myhill had actually replaced Wayne at half time of the game as coach John Toshack rang the changes to give as many of his squad as possible some time on the pitch.
And Wayne made a couple of impressive first half saves to ensure he didn't concede, blocking a 20-yarder from Rafal Murawski in the early stages and then denying Robert Lewandowski just before the break.
Sam came off the bench for the second half and was given little chance to repeat his scoring heroics in club colours in recent weeks while Dave will have been pleased to get the full game under his belt.
The midfielder went close in either half, forcing Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski into a save in the first period and having a shot deflected wide in the second.

Meanwhile Kevin Foley and Andy Keogh were both unused substitutes as the Republic of Ireland came from behind to beat Georgia 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier at Dublin's Croke Park.
Despite injury to right back Paul McShane, Kevin was still left waiting for his first senior cap after Stephen Kelly was preferred.
The Republic went behind to a scrappy goal after just 46 seconds but late efforts from former Wolves hero Robbie Keane - the first from the penalty spot - secured another crucial three points.

from www.wolves.co.uk


11th February 2009

Jarvis Signs New Deal

Wolves winger Matt Jarvis has signed a contract extension to keep him at Molineux until 2012.
The 22-year-old joined Wolves from Gillingham on an initial two-year contract in 2007 with a one-year extension option, which Wolves had already indicated they were planning to take up, but now a two-year extension has been agreed.
Jarvis said: "As soon as the possibility was there I was happy to get into the talks. I'm very happy here.
"I enjoy playing for Wolves, the supporters have been very good to me and I just want to be part of things here for as long as I can."

Internationals

Michael Kightly and Richard Stearman both featured for England-under-21s as they were beaten by effectively a senior Ecuador side in a friendly in Malaga last night.
Kights played the first hour and Stears the full 90 minutes as England let slip a 2-0 lead to eventually lose 3-2 in La Rosaleda.
Kights' contribution included setting up the second goal for Frazier Campbell.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake missed out on the game due to a stomach bug picked up over the weekend.

Meanwhile Stephen Gleeson played the full game for the Republic of Ireland under-21s as they drew 1-1 with Germany at Turner's Cross in Cork.
The midfielder wasn't too far away from actually grabbing a winner in the closing stages but his stinging shot was beaten away by German keeper Neuer.
Gleeson went close to giving the home team the lead with a stinging shot that was well parried by Neuer in the German goal.

from www.wolves.co.uk


10th February 2009

Keogh Extends Contract

Forward Andy Keogh has signed a two-year extension to his Wolves deal.
The 22-year-old Republic of Ireland international's existing contract had 18 months to run, but his new deal runs through until the summer of 2012.

Shackell Loaned Back To Norwich

Wolves defender Jason Shackell has rejoined former club Norwich on loan until the end of the season.
Shackell only left Norwich for Wolves during the summer, but has dropped down the pecking order at Molineux, so is happy to rejoin Norwich so that he can regular action.
 


8th February 2009

Match Reaction

Mick McCarthy said after the match: "I think we deserved to get out of jail for our second half performance but we didn't deserve to get out of jail for the way we defended.
"We are letting goals in far too easily and if we continue to do that we won't progress any further.
"In terms of effort the players can't be knocked or in the way they played especially in the second half when we had enough chances.
"The opportunity to win something is in reach for them but they will never forgive themselves if we let it out of our grasp that's for sure."


7th February 2009

Coventry 2-1 Wolves

25mins: Goal, Doyle gives Coventry the lead.
Half Time:
Coventry 1-0 Wolves.

53mins:
Yellow card, Ward.
57mins:
Yellow card, Henry.
62mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Iwelumo.
69mins:
Yellow card, Wright.
72mins:
GOAL, Vokes heads Wolves level.
75mins:
Goal, McKenzie puts Coventry back ahead.
77mins:
Coventry substitution, Eastwood on for McKenzie.
84mins:
Wolves substitution, Edwards on for Henry.
86mins:
Wolves substitution, Reid on for Kightly.
87mins:
Coventry substitution, Best on for Morrison.
90+mins:
Penalty to Wolves, Turner handled.
90+mins:
Ebanks-Blake's penalty saved.
Full Time:
Coventry 2-1 Wolves.

Coventry: 2
Westwood, Wright, Turner, Beuzelin, Fox, Doyle, Henderson, McPake, Bell, McKenzie, Morrison.
Subs: Marshall, Hall, Best (87), Eastwood (77), Sawyer.
Cards: Yellow: Wright. Red: None.
Wolves: 1
Hennessey. Foley, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Quashie, Jarvis, Iwelumo, Ebanks-Blake.
Subs: Higgs, Edwards (84), Keogh, Reid (86), Vokes (62).
Cards: Yellow: Ward, Henry. Red: None.
Attendance: 21,167
 
Coventry Match Stats Wolves
5
Shots On Target
7
6
Shots Off Target
4
18
Fouls (Conceded)
18
2
Corners
8
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Michael Oliver


6th February 2009

Team News

Coventry: boss Chris Coleman is likely to hand defender James McPake his debut against West Midlands rivals Wolves.
However, Coleman will continue to be without Aron Gunnarsson as he serves the final game of his two-match ban for reaching 10 bookings this season.

Wolves: winger Michael Kightly is hoping to shake off a shoulder injury in time for the trip to the Ricoh Arena.
Neill Collins returns after completing his two-match ban, while new signing Christophe Berra could make his debut.


5th February 2009

Gobern Might Make Loan Permanent

Lewis Gobern is prepared to consider a permanent deal at Colchester United when his Wolves contract expires.
The winger originally joined the U's last month and has now extended his loan spell until the end of the season.
His deal at Wolves runs out in the summer and he is expected to move on from Molineux on a free transfer.
Gobern has been impressed by his time at Colchester and is open to a permanent move to the League One club.


4th February 2009

Match Reaction

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy said after the match: "There's some good points in it and some really awful points.
"Our defending was awful, our response was fantastic, the spirit of the players was great.
"It's two points dropped. Even giving them a goal as awful as we gave them (Croft's opener) we still had chances before half-time.
"Great goal from Corty but we're in possession and we lose it, but then they should have scored a third before we got in front.
"And then to get in front and concede from a corner the way we did was dreadful.
"We're not just going to wipe the floor with people just because it was Norwich and they're fighting in the bottom half.
"We've still got to play Barnsley, Charlton, Southampton and Doncaster - they're all below us but they're fighting for points to stay in the league, it doesn't make it easy."


3rd February 2009

Wolves 3-3 Norwich

11mins: Yellow card, Henry.
25mins:
GOAL, Ebanks-Blake gives Wolves the lead.
32mins:
Goal, Croft equalises.
39mins:
Wolves substitution, Vokes on for Kightly (injured).
Half Time:
Wolves 1-1 Norwich.
46mins: Norwich substitution, Carney on for Bertrand (injured).
47mins:
Goal, Cort gives Norwich the lead.
54mins:
GOAL, Ebanks-Blake levels the score.
55mins:
yellow card, Croft.
56mins:
GOAL, Ebanks-Blake hat-trick to give Wolves the lead back.
65mins:
Goal, Doherty equalises for Norwich.
68mins:
Norwich substitution, Gow on for Cureton.
79mins:
Wolves substitution, Reid on for Keogh.
86mins:
Norwich substitution, Killen on for Croft.
90mins:
Wolves substitution, Iwelumo on for Jarvis.
Full Time:
Wolves 3-3 Norwich.

Wolves: 3
Hennessey, Foley, Stearman, Craddock, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Jones, Jarvis, Ebanks-Blake, Keogh.
Subs: Higgs (GK), Edwards, Reid (79), Vokes (39), Iwelumo (90).
Cards: Yellow: Henry. Red: None.
Norwich: 3
Marshall, Otsemobor, Drury, Croft, Clingan, Cureton, Doherty, Grounds, Russell, Bertrand, Cort.
Subs: Nelson (GK), Gow (68), Killen (86), Carney, Hoolahan.
Cards: Yellow: Croft. Red: None.
Attendance: 21,654
 
Wolves Match Stats Norwich
12
Shots On Target
7
5
Shots Off Target
4
13
Fouls (Conceded)
13
8
Corners
1
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0

Ref: Keith Woolmer

International Call Ups

Wolves have had seven first-team players called up by their national team managers for next week.
Andy Keogh and Kevin Foley are in the Republic of Ireland squad to face Georgia in a World Cup qualifier.
Wayne Hennessey, Dave Edwards and Sam Vokes are included in the Wales' party heading to Portugal for a friendly.
New signing Christophe Berra and striker Chris Iwelumo are set to link up with the Scotland squad for a training camp.
Wolves will have no midweek game because of next week's international break.


2nd February 2009

Team News

Wolves: new signing Christophe Berra is set to make his debut after completing his move from Hearts.
Fellow defender Neil Collins is still banned but Nigel Quashie could start after being dropped for turning up late for the match on Saturday.

Norwich: Darel Russell is fit after recovering from a head injury, skipper Mark Fotheringham is suspended.
New loan signings Chris Killen and Alan Gow could make their debuts, providing they get international clearance.

Wolves Sign Berra

Wolves have completed the signing of Hearts captain Christophe Berra for a fee believed to be about £2.5m.
The 24-year-old Scotland defender, who has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract, made 137 appearances for Hearts, scoring five goals.
Mick McCarthy Interview on Scottish TV, click here.

Former Player Dies

Former Wolves midfielder Paul Birch has died at the age of 46 after a battle with cancer.
He was diagnosed with bone cancer in May last year, died on Monday morning at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, a hospital spokesman confirmed.
Birch came through Aston Villa's youth team and made more than 200 appearances for the club between 1980 and 1991 before Wolves bought him for £400,000.
The midlander was at Molineux for five years and went on to play for Preston, Doncaster and Exeter before retiring from the game in 1999.


1st February 2009

Match Reaction

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy said after the match: "I'm relieved - we haven't won for five games.
"I found it interesting that so much gets made of it when we are top of the league."
The Wolves manager said his team had remained calm while supporters' nerves had been jangling.
"When all around you everyone is getting manic you have to keep calm," he added.


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