Wolves News: N’Diaye confident of squad depth

1 year ago

In the latest Wolverhampton Wanderers news, Alfred N’Diaye is adamant there is enough depth in the squad to cope with recent injuries and suspensions picked up ahead of Tuesday’s home clash against Hull City.

Wolves have been in sensational form this season and, with seven games remaining, the club is on the verge of confirming their place in the Premier League for the next campaign.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have won 26 of their 39 Championship matches to date and they are the league’s top goalscorers, having netted 71 times, three ahead of automatic-promotion hopefuls Fulham.

The table-toppers welcome Hull to Molineux on Tuesday night and Benik Afobe, who has scored four goals since arriving on loan from Bournemouth in January, is 11/10 with Coral to score anytime.

Santo is facing a selection headache as the manager will definitely be without the suspended duo of Matt Doherty and Ruben Neves, with both handed one-match bans after being dismissed in the 2-1 win over Middlesbrough last time out.

Portuguese attacking midfielder Diogo Jota is doubtful with an ankle injury while Romain Saiss and Helder Costa limped away from the Riverside, meaning five first-team players could be missing for the visit of the Tigers.

Senegal international N’Diaye, who is expected to be handed a start in the heart of midfield, is confident there is enough strength in the squad to secure all three points.

“Ruben and Doc will be out so it’s hard for us, but we have other players and we trust them,” he said. “The coach will change the team because he doesn’t have a choice, but we trust every player in this squad.”

“We have to be focused on Tuesday. We have to win, we still have seven games and we have to keep winning.”

Hull’s Championship safety is still not assured and coming away from Molineux with all three points would all but secure their second-tier status.