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Preview: Wolves v Bolton Wanderers

A mismatch and a half

Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images

Tomorrow sees the biggest test of Bolton Wanderers’ seven game unbeaten run as we head down to the Black Country where we face Portugal Jorge Mendes Wolverhampton Wanderers, currently riding high at the top of the Championship.

Bolton, who have thrown away so many points from winning situations of late, cannot afford to be so slack when it comes to our attacking play on Saturday as surely this most confident of Wolves sides will not be as accommodating as Sunderland and Reading in terms of being unable to finish us off.

Now owned by a Chinese conglomerate, Wolves have raced away with the league, winning their last four on the spin with ease, and have spent big in order to reach the Premier League - indeed they’ve broken the Championship transfer record twice in the last six months.

Head Coach Nuno, formerly of Valencia and Porto, has himself taken the league by storm, instilling an attacking, attractive style of play which is helped no end by the likes of Diogo Jota (Atletico Madrid), Ruben Neves (Porto) and Brazilian forward Léo Bonatini, who is on loan from a team in the Middle East.

Representing the three best players in the league, it is perhaps no shock that they are looking like promotion favourites.

Wanderers on the other hand may well be unbeaten in seven, but we have a long way to go before we can start thinking of Championship football next season.

This is going to be by far the toughest game of this struggling campaign thus far, and the only hope we have is that of a fool. You never know in football, and that’s the only thing we can hold on to.