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12th January 2004 
Wolverhampton Wanderers
At Molineux
13/1/04 7:45pm
It's our second chance to tame the Big Bad Wolf tomorrow and we're going to have to do better than we did in the first game to have any hope of progressing into the next round.  A chance to get our revenge against West Ham is the bait and we need to take it.

We did ourselves no favours on Saturday by losing to a single goal at Mansfield after squandering the chance to take the lead through a penalty.  Ex Wolves man, Graham Ward, was the only one brave enough to step up and take it but his shot was too tame and the Stags keeper easily saved it.

With the possibility of tomorrows game being decided by penalties we need to have a pecking order of penalty takers to ensure that we take every opportunity possible to get through.

Apart from the cup-tied Adam Murray and Adam Willis we might have an almost full squad to pick from and it should also be a more adventurous side than Jan chooses for most away games.  The need to play a lone striker upfront and come away with a point is no use to us and I expect Bo Henriksen to start alongside Jesper Christiansen.

The only major doubt for us will still be Danny Williams with a twisted knee, although he's now back in training, but I expect Matt Gadsby to continue in the role that he played in the first game.

Lee Jenkins will remain sidelined by his knee problem and Kenny Coleman continues to struggle with groin and stomach injuries.

Wolves have had a disappointing couple of games in the interim.  A 2-2 at home to Blackburn after going a goal down and a 2-0 defeat at Charlton over the weekend gave them just one point in their futile effort to stay in the Premiership.  Dave Jones, the Wolves manager, will probably rest a few of the side that have played in all three of those games and bring a few fringe players into the side.

Nathan Blake is available and their new signing Ioan Ganea will more than likely get a start along with Mark Clyde, who impressed against Charlton.  Injured in that game was Lee Naylor who limped off after a challenge from England hopeful Scott Parker left him in a heap on the floor.  He would have missed the game due to a one match ban anyway.

Also possibly missing could be Steffen Iversen who injured his Adductor muscle against Blackburn.  He came back to training today so could be on the bench.

Their star winger Henri Camara, according to some, has been told by his home country, Senegal, that he will have to go back to ensure he's in time for the start of the African Nations Cup but Wolves are hopeful that Paul Butler and Paul Ince will both be fully fit after missing the Harriers game with a virus.

And finally.  Denis Irwin today announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.  At the end of this season he says he intends to take the first step into management by taking his coaching badges.

He might get the Wolves job then.


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Stamps, Gadsby, Hatswell, Hinton, D Williams, Parrish, Bennett, Betts, Ward, Shilton, Christiansen, Henriksen, Rickards, White, J Williams, Heath.

Wolves from:
Oakes, Ikeme, Irwin, Rae, Butler, Newton, Ince, Cameron, Kennedy, Craddock, Silas, Miller, Ndah, Luzhny, Clyde, Andrews, Okoronkwo, Gudjonsson, Ganea, Kachloul, Blake, Clingan, Walters, Clarke.
Previous games against Wolves
Harriers score first
2003 - 04
1 - 1
2002 - 03
2001 - 02
2000 - 01

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