Wolverhampton Wanderers take on struggling Cardiff City in a Premier League clash at Molineux on Saturday.
Both sides won promotion from the Championship last season but have endured contrasting fortunes this term.
Wolves are in contention to possibly win a place in the Europa League next season. On the other hand, Cardiff are relegation candidates and are currently in the drop zone and three points adrift of safety.
Wolves will be looking to bounce back in style against the Bluebirds after having fallen to a surprise 1-0 defeat against basement club Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.
They cannot afford to take Neil Warnock’s side lightly as they lost the reverse fixture 2-1 in November. Interestingly Nuno’s first defeat as Wolves boss came against the Welsh giants, as reported by BBC Sport.
John Ruddy is likely to start in goal for Wolves as he prepares to be ready for the FA Cup quarter-final this month added the report.
This means that the ever-present Rui Patricio will sit out the game. This will also mark Ruddy’s first Premier League appearance since he played for Norwich City during a 3-0 defeat to Everton in May 2016.
Ryan Bennett is one Wolves player who will have to be very cautious should he play during the game. The 28-year-old has so far picked up nine yellow cards this season and could be slapped with a suspension should be pick up one more.
In what will be good news for fans of the Molineux club, they have no new major injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s game.