That was a big win on Saturday.
We’ve been burned before after impressive starts under Solbakken and more recently Zenga, so there’s an element of caution for sure but the Nuno revolution already feels more credible than those false dawns.
There’s decent depth in this squad, albeit with a few key performers out injured, so I’m fully expecting us to progress in this tie even though most of the weekend’s starting eleven will likely sit it out.
I enjoyed last season’s cup run and it would be nice if we could make it through a few rounds in at least one of the competitions again this season. I’m still yet to see us play at Wembley.
It’s worth remembering that as recent as 2014 we’d have been considered underdogs in this tie with Yeovil up in the Championship and Wolves in League One.
Fast forward to now and while we’re dreaming of the top flight, Yeovil are licking their wounds after a 20th place finish in League Two last season and an 8-2 drubbing at the hands of Luton on the opening day of this campaign.
Things couldn’t have gone much worse for the Glovers in recent times and after that disastrous start on Saturday, they’re unsurprisingly rock bottom of the Football League.
Refunds were issued to traveling supporters who suffered the carnage at Kenilworth Road and it doesn’t seem like a happy club judging by various message boards and social media groups.
With little to lose, this is a good opportunity for them to make a amends for that poor showing and given our recent record in the competition, it could be their lucky night.
I’m assuming we’ll see a completely different XI, but it’s difficult to know for sure until Nuno shows his hand for the first time in this type of contest. But here’s one possible combination.
That probably won’t be anything like the actual team in all honesty. I just got bored moving the pieces around trying to work who from the second string would slot into each position.
The above doesn’t include Michal Zyro or Joe Mason and if either don’t get a kick tomorrow, you would imagine their time is probably up. One or both might well start though.
Unless Nuno is going to be incredibly experimental, I think he’ll have to use at least a couple of the players who started at the weekend. But again, who knows? All guesswork.
Whichever players make it onto the pitch for Wolves tomorrow, you would hope they’d find a way to win – convincingly or otherwise.
I’ll carry on the good vibes from the weekend and hope for comfortable progress rather than the usual extra time dramas.
Up The Wolves!