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Preview: Wolves

9 August 2016

A look ahead to tonight's EFL Cup action at Molineux

Crawley travel to Molineux on Tuesday evening in the first round of the English Football League Cup, kick off 7.45pm.


Dermot Drummy’s men won 1-0 against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday in the opening game of the season thanks to a second-half goal from skipper Jimmy Smith.


Our opponents started their Championship campaign with a 2-2 draw away at Rotherham United. Second-half strikes from Jack Saville and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson meant Walter Zenga’s side shared the points after they trailed 2-0 at the break.


Opposition dugout:


It has been a busy summer at Molineux with new Chinese owners Fosun International bringing former Italy international Walter Zenga in as manager in place of Kenny Jackett two weeks before the season started.


Andy Lonergan, Joao Teixeira, Helder Costa, Silvio and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson have all arrived. Notable outgoing players include Kevin McDonald and former Red Liam McAlinden, who had a loan spell here last season before joining Exeter City in the summer.


Hear the pre-match thoughts of Walter Zenga here


We’ve Met Before:


The last time the two sides met was in the 2013-14 League One campaign - the first meeting was in August 2013 when a late Billy Clarke goal looked to have sealed a point for the visitors only for Leigh Griffiths to secure Wolves a 2-1 win with a stoppage-time penalty.


The reverse fixture saw goals from Billy Clarke and Matt Tubbs cancel out James Henry’s strike and ensure that the Reds came out on top 2-1 at the Checkatrade Stadium in March 2014.

Match Officials: Ross Joyce takes charge of his first Crawley game. Details here


Tickets: Can be brought on the night from the Molineux Box Office. Details here


Team News: Andre Blackman and Wolves’ Dominic Iorfa both miss out due to suspension.


Follow it live: Reds fans will be able to follow all the action with live commentary from John Barnett and Tony Vessey on Reds Player. There is also live commentary on BBC Radio Surrey. 


Updates are also available via our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat. 


You will also be able to read a full match report and get post-match video reaction after the final whistle.

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