Major boost for Newcastle as key Wolves player picks up training injury after win in Europe
Great news for Newcastle and a major blow for Wolves, as Sunday’s visitors have picked up a new injury in training.
After returning from the 2-1 win in Bratislava, Wolves have been training for the game at Newcastle and Willy Boly has suffered an ankle injury.
Birmingham Live report that the defender definitely misses the game at St James Park on Sunday.
Willy Boly has already started 16 first team games this season and was one of the star players on Thursday when Wolves came back and beat Slovan Bratislava.
Last season the defender had a major influence on the two games between the two sides.
At St James Park in December, Wolves won it late on for a 2-1 away victory but only after earlier surviving a penalty scare which VAR would surely pick up now. Willy Boly elbowed Ayoze Perez in the penalty area, Newcastle deprived of both a penalty and a red card for the opposition defender.
Then just to rub it in, Newcastle were on their way to a deserved win at Molineux, only for a late goal from Willy Boly to rescue a point. Once again, VAR would surely have intervened as Boly clearly fouled Martin Dubravka when scoring.
Wolves are already missing long-term absentee Bruno Jordao.
In addition Ryan Bennett and Pedro Neto are also doubts for the away side after missing the trip to Bratislava.
Romain Saiss has only just returned to fitness and after starting in the Europa League game on Thursday, there are doubts as to whether he can play two games in such close succession.
Newcastle of course have their own problems.
Isaac Hayden serves the last game of a three match suspension.
Whilst at least another four NUFC players miss through injury – Schar, Carroll, Lejeune and Ritchie.
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