Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers are expected to recall defender Barry Douglas to their side, when they host Leeds United on Wednesday evening.

The wing-back missed the win over Reading at the weekend having accumulated five bookings, but he is set for a recall when the Whites visit Molineux.

Wolves are on an excellent run right now having won six of their last seven matches, a spell which has seen them soar to the top of the Championship table, and will have delighted Nuno Espirito Santo.

Although results have been going the way of the Wanderers, the Portuguese boss insists it is the performances he is looking for ahead of the game, rather than the outcome.

“The result is not important, it’s the way you perform. The result can be a win, loss or draw but if you play well you go out of the stadium happy knowing you gave everything and play the way you believe,” The Birmingham Mail quotes him as saying.

“You have to only worry about your tasks and perform well – results will come after.

“I always say it’s not about the team or the players or the ‘who’ – it’s about the ‘how’. I keep insisting on the ‘how’ because when you want to build something it’s ‘how’ you do it.

“The way they engage with the idea and dedicate themselves to our work, this is what’s pleased me.”

Another thing which will please the 43-year-old is that if his side are able to beat Leeds on Wednesday, they will move four points clear at the top of the Championship table heading towards the busy Christmas period.

The Whites have won four of the last six matches against Wolves, including doing the double over them last season, so the Molineux crowd will be hoping history does not repeat itself.

If Wanderers are to win this then they may once again look to the threat of Leo Bonatini, who went into the midweek round of matches as the leading marksman in the Championship, but is now two strikes behind Leon Clarke of Sheffield United.


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