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Our Man Of The Match At Wolves Faces Late Fitness Test For Wednesday



Eddie Howe revealed this morning that Allan Saint-Maximin is a doubt for tomorrow’s trip to Anfield. The winger was withdrawn at Wolves after tweaking his hamstring late in the match.

Saint-Maximin blasted a volley from outside the area in the 90th minute to rescue a point at Molineux. Just moments later, he was forced off and now faces a late fitness test to feature at Anfield.

For his exploits, the 25-year-old has captured our pole as the Man of the Match. He collects almost 50% of the votes with Miguel Almiron and Joelinton rounding out the top three places.

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If Allan can’t go tomorrow, Howe has a number of options at his disposal. Ryan Fraser came on in the second half on the left as Saint-Maximin pushed to the middle. Fraser had a positive impact in his first appearance since the opening weekend.

Howe could also hand Elliot Anderson his full Premier League debut. Anderson was excellent in his brief cameo at Molineux after playing the bulk of the Carabao Cup win at Tranmere a few days earlier.

On both occasions, the 19-year-old played in the midfield. Though he is an option on the left as he starred in the role on loan with Bristol Rovers for the second half of last season.

Mark Douglas reported yesterday that Anderson is due to a new contract. His current deal expires in 2024. The teenager’s rise and versatility could be one of the reasons Howe doesn’t anticipate any further signings this summer.

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174 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Hope Anderson gets a start

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Gwan Munster

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Rom ya bastid! 🙂

    1
  • Romford mag

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Snooze ya lose ! 😉

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Rob, I think Isak happened in a day pretty much. I don’t remember romours for 3 days as u said?

    Be interesting to see what Sean casey and the Loaded lads say if we don’t get bodies in as they were getting quite pumped up

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  • JohnJ

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Re-post missed the bus again!

    Overall when you consider where we were at the end of December last year I have say I feel that the directors and Team Manager have done tremendously well. We can now look forward with hope of better things instead of hoping for 17th place or higher.

    How many times were we taken to the final game(s) hoping we’d escape the drop eh?

    So let’s all look forward to better times!

    12
  • Assassins Inc

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #7

    If Maxi is out Ryan May be a good fit, he needs to have a great game though.

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  • jimiley

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Surprised if we sign anybody else. Eddie said as much today.
    Loan deal is still possible. Babayoko or something similar is a name doing the rounds. Midfielder. He has been loaned out by Chelsea to all and sundry in Italy last few years. Get him in. I bet he’s better than a few of our midfielders

    4
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Could potentially be starting without Targett, Trips, Bruno, ASM, Shelvey, Krafth, Wilson & Isak. Hmmmm…let’s hope not all of them!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Fraser is the obvious option if ASM is out.

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Our new owners have spent nigh on £200 million in the 9 months or so they’ve been here !

    I don’t “think” the fat lad spent anywhere near that in the 14 years he owned us !!

    I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong ! 😉

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  • DayvanCowboy

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Eeeee well, it’s a good giggle on here sometimes with folks, a mixture of panic, paranoia and delusion, with a slight smudge of optimism in some corners.

    A season of incremental improvement and development as a team, not whole sale change and the heavy bashing of a club wide reset button, although that seems to be what a lot of you wanted, or maybe even expected? Which, lets be honest now chaps, was never going to happen, this isn’t FIFA guys, it’s real life I’m afraid, “Sell him” “Get rid” “Oot”, all so much easier said than done when you have players tied to contracts, would you rather us look like a piece of scum club like Barcelona and be forcing players out, refusing payments and planting smear campaigns in newspapers? What a great look that would be to other players ey?

    I’d say next summer will be the big one when it comes to seeing overall improvement to the squad and a hard push for top 6, but even then I still think you’ll see some of previous regime playing squad lingering about.

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s a marathon not a sprint

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  • Mickey G

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Here we go . PSV’s Coady Gakpo . Now getting a mention. Sounds a good fit for us

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  • DayvanCowboy

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Romford mag, exactly my amigo!

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  • carltoon

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #16

    There’s always January, but if we’re doing ok, we may wait until next summer,
    I’m happy with what we have, of course I would like more, but I’m sure it’s not that easy, as they know who their targets we’re, like sensible owners they were never going to just splurge on anybody and every one.

    9
  • Romford mag

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Saints have bid £21 mill for gapko and it’s been rejected

    4
  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #18

    I would love to go to Anfield at full strength as I feel we would give them a stiff test. Not so keen with our big guns missing.

    4
  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #19

    When referring to Moanster it’s not “snooze ya lose” it is “booze ya lose”.

    Hahahaha. Get in.

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  • Davas

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Looking forward to Friday after the window is shut. The Liverpool game will be over, with hopefully a decent result and performance, and we will just have to go with what we have, which isn’t too shabby. 🙂
    Wonder when we’ll get the first link to a player after Thursday and which player it will be.

    3
  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #21

    I am not convinced about Gakpo

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Please please no more talk about a stiff test.

    Moanster and that Jedi bloke will think it is to check their stiffys and start to get excited.

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  • magicmac54

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Romford Mag@11

    Well said Romford lad and i totally agree mate, our new owners have been honest and true to their word, i`m personally delighted with this transfer window even if we have concluded our business, i hope you and your 1st lady are very well Sir HWTL

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  • Davas

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s also a pity Liverpool have had an extra day’s rest after their “exertions” against Bournemouth.

    4
  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Carltoon

    With the early winter break for the world cup, the January window isn’t too far away in terms of games.

    I’d love another versatile forward and midfield (holding and attacking), but as you say, we’re building gradually. It’s rare teams who buy a lot at one do well.

    4
  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #26

    Dodger

    I’ve got to say, like many were linked with I’ve not seen much. YouTube highlights and the odd European game for most. It’s why I’m rarely upset if we “miss out” on a player

    I always think you need to see a player over a period of at least 10 games to really judge. Anything shorter and you don’t get a good sample size to account for form, level of opposition, etc.

    1
  • ottawageordie2

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Repost: Dubs

    “You came from nowhere” That’s true. Playing for NUFC put him on the map. So much for loyalty. Can’t believe we let him go to manure for nothing. Should have stuck him with the reserves until the end of the season. Why do any favours for them?

    1
  • hibbit

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #28

    for a club that’s making no more signing why have slots booked for pm tomorrow and all day Thursday at the Nuffield ???

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  • onmeedsun

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Such a shame that we’re not able to field our strongest team tomorrow. Would have been a good test. But no doubt Eddie will be impressing upon the replacements the need to continue to take the game to the opposition and to not just accept a 3-0 defeat. I really hope the likes of Willock, Murphy, Longstaff and Fraser start and play well. There is no reason why coach Eddie can’t improve these players. Too many fans all too ready to destroy them. And hope Anderson gets more game time tomorrow. This boy knows where the goal is. Do not loan him out.

    10
  • The Ledge

    Aug 30, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #30

    https://youtu.be/Vv32P9xpGVg

    20 min in Eddie putting Edwards straight

    5
  • Not another deJong

    Aug 30, 2022 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #31
  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 30, 2022 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Ottawa

    I don’t think either side owes the other a favour with Dubs. We bought him and laid him, he gave us some good performances. We don’t want him as first choice, he wants first choice. Good for everyone if he gets a move.

    Also, we don’t want to be seen as difficult and making life hard for players. It would have an impact on people signing. If they know we hold grudges or force them to stay, they’d think twice about signing. Particularly knowing if we plan to keep growing, they might end up second fiddle after 2/3 seasons.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 30, 2022 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #33

    I reckon Barkley would be worth a punt, has looked good when he’s played.

    A bit of EH magic and we could have another English international player.

    Also he wouldn’t need a visa!

    4
  • jane

    Aug 30, 2022 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Burton Albion bottom of league One 4 nil up against Leicester City U21 after quarter of an hour!

    2
  • snowdone

    Aug 30, 2022 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Can anyone help? I was hoping to stay in London with an old school friend for the away game against Fulham on October 1st. Although a Fulhsm fan he cannot obtain a ticket for me. This is a bugger as he invited me to celebrate his 72nd birthday. I have emailed the Nufc ticket office but their 3000 allocation will go to more deserving cases probably . Any help/advice would be appreciated !

    0
  • Wor B

    Aug 30, 2022 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #37

    NadJ

    😮

    I hope it’s powerfully hopped!

    0
  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Transfer Sage

    Thats true…The only thing evident from youtube videos is how comfortable a player is in doing tricks 🙂

    Basically, most of us here are not football experts. We have not studied football like coaches do, or have access to financial information (Club accounts) or are part of a scouting network. All we do is give our opinion. Nothing is set in stone. We might change our mind soon enough and shouldnt have the pressure of defending an opinion to death.

    4
  • shaun83

    Aug 30, 2022 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #39

    One interesting dynamic this season could be that most of our squad will get a good rest during the World Cup, players always seem a bit off the pace after a major tournament, could actually really help us

    5
  • magicmac54

    Aug 30, 2022 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #40

    The Ledge

    Your favourite Sports Journalist in the link Ledge 😀 😀 😀 HWTL

    https://youtu.be/VqQz1-46Vo0

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