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Wolves predicted lineup vs Sheffield United - FA Cup

Craig Vickers
Lage salutes the Wolves fans at Old Trafford
Lage salutes the Wolves fans at Old Trafford / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages
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Wolves welcome Sheffield United to Molineux in the FA Cup third round on Sunday as Bruno Lage sets his sights on ending the club's long wait for major silverware.

After ending Wolves' 42-year winless run at Old Trafford on Monday evening, the Portuguese will be keen to end the club's 41-year wait for a major trophy.

Lage has no fresh injury woes to contend with, but Romain Saiss is the latest absentee after he jetted off to the African Cup of Nations.

Here's how Wolves could line up as they aim to reach the fourth round.


Wolves predicted lineup vs Sheffield United - FA Cup

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

John Ruddy
Ruddy featured in the Carabao Cup for Wolves this season / Visionhaus/GettyImages

John Ruddy (GK) - Crucial to Wolves' promotion to the Premier League a few seasons ago.

Max Kilman (CB) - The left-footed right-sided centre back is going from strength to strength each week.

Conor Coady (CB) - His experience and leadership qualities will be vital for Wolves in this competition.

Leander Dendoncker (CB) - Will need to step up in defence in the absence of Saiss.

2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Rúben Neves
Neves is enjoying an excellent season / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Ki-Jana Hoever (RWB) - Has found it tough to dislodge Nelson Semedo this season.

Bruno Jordao (CM) - Could be a big chance for the 23-year-old to impress as Lage seeks to freshen his side up.

Ruben Neves (CM) - The Portuguese is integral to how Wolves operate as a team.

Rayan Ait-Nouri (LWB) - Had been performing well before he was struck down by injury and he lost his place to Marcal.

3. Forwards

Adama Traore
Traore in action / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Francisco Trincao (RW) - Talented and frustrating in equal measure, often letting himself down with his decision making in the final third.

Fabio Silva (ST) - A talented player, but he needs to find the net more regularly to catch the eye of Lage.

Adama Traore (LW) - Made a big impact off the bench at Old Trafford on Monday.

Check out 90min's preview of Wolves vs Sheffield United here.

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