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Wolves team news: Changes expected vs Norwich following European heroics

Wolves expected to make changes to freshen up their side for Norwich City visit.

Wolves head into their clash with Norwich City on Sunday fresh from a European night to remember.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side romped to a 4-0 first leg victory over Espanyol in the last 32 of the Europa League, effectively booking their place in the next round.

Diogo Jota fired home a hat-trick at Molineux on Thursday evening, while Ruben Neves was also on the scoresheet for Wolves in their biggest European performance to date.

Following back-to-back goalless draws and a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, Espirito Santo’s men responded perfectly and will be looking for a similar performance against Norwich on Sunday.

BBC Sport understands that the Wolves boss in unlikely to change his squad, however the short turnaround could see some changes made to the starting 11.

Leander Dendoncker was introduced into Thursday’s victory after an hour, with the substitute vying for a starting spot this weekend.

Pedro Neto only featured for 15 minutes when he replaced Raul Jimenez, and the Wolves forward will be hoping to lead the line against Norwich.

Squad rotation is crucial for Espirito Santo if his side are to continue to compete in Europe, while also fighting to secure a top six finish.

The race for a European spot is hotting up in the Premier League, and Wolves still have a chance to make a late surge for a top four finish.

If they are to make their Champions League dreams become a reality, Wolves will need to pick up all three points at home to basement club Norwich.

The Canaries are a side in terrible form, and in the reverse fixture a late strike from Jimenez proved the difference in a 2-1 victory for Wolves.

Espirito Santo’s men will be out to complete a league double and take the momentum from Thursday’s European display into their final 12 Premier League fixtures.

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