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It’s what we have all been waiting for – Wolves are back in Premier League action when they travel to take on Leicester tomorrow.

I for one am really looking forward to the new season getting underway.

Like all supporters, I’m itching for the football to come back a few weeks into pre-season.

And our opening clash against Brendan Rodgers’s side is a really intriguing one.

Wolves have obviously been playing competitive football now for a number of weeks due to the Europa League.

We’ve essentially got one foot in the final qualifying round now following that 4-0 win against Armenian side Pyunik on Thursday.

I can’t see us losing that now, even if we put the under-23s out.

But it is going to be fascinating to see if there is a hangover because we have done an awful lot of travelling recently.

First it was China, then Ireland and now Armenia.

The players have clocked up the air miles while Leicester are fresh and have had all week to focus on playing us.

It often takes teams time to get up to full speed though so I’m not worried about The Foxes. I think with the quality we have got in our squad we have to focus on ourselves.

And I truly believe if we play to our potential, we will get a result.

As well as the action on the field, the transfer window closed this week.

Deadline day was a quiet one at Molineux and I know there were fans who were hoping for a bit more activity. There are a few people panicking because the squad is a small one.

But youngsters Meritan Shabani, Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordao all arrived.

They add depth to the squad and could be multi-million pound players in the future.

We have to give these lads a chance. They will get the opportunity to get use to English football in the under-23s. And then hopefully they’ll be able to step up and make a contribution to the first-team.

I’ve got no doubt Wolves worked around the clock to try and strengthen the squad.

If the right player is available they will do everything they can to get them.

In an ideal world, I would have liked another midfielder with the quality of Rúben Neves and João Moutinho.

But those players are hard to find. And I’ve got no doubt the squad as it stands is one that will be hugely competitive throughout the 2019/20 campaign.

 

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