The FA Cup is considered a distraction by most, but that’s exactly what we all need right now.
Winning is all that really matters. Getting the job done.
Luton will fancy their chances of an upset, particularly on their own patch. But however dire Wolves are, there can be few excuses should we get turned over by a side operating three tiers lower.
The Hatters currently lie sixth in the Conference, 8 points behind leaders Grimsby, but with a couple of games in hand on all of the teams around them.
Recent form has been patchy, losing 2 of their last 3 league games. They went down 3-1 at Woking on New Year’s Day.
Looking at a couple of threads on their fan forums, the center of defence seems to be a problem for them. A couple of their players are also injured and/or cup-tied.
Nice to see we’re not the only team heading into the game with problems then.
As I write this, I’ve heard nothing about who is and isn’t available tomorrow.
Cassidy has returned from Tranmere and is definitely ready for a game. I don’t see any reason not to pick him. Can you?
Stoke probably don’t want Pennant to be selected, which if correct limits our options as regards wide players. Sako is reportedly carrying a knock and with Peszko and Sigurdarson also injured, I’m not really sure who Ståle will pick. Hopefully Sako can keep going.
I’d expect the team to look something like:
It makes sense to give O’Hara a first start. Hopefully with a full game under his belt, he can come into contention for the Blackburn game. We desperately need a different option in the middle of the park.
No PL points up for grabs this weekend, but I’ll back us to get the win. Just.
Would losing spell the end for Solbakken?
Either way it would be the low point of an already dismal season.
Up The Wolves.