Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves suspended for Leeds clash



Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by PA

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves suspended for Leeds clash

Wolves will be without suspended midfielder Ruben Neves for their home game against Leeds.

Neves was scheduled to serve the second game of a two-match ban in Saturday’s postponed visit of Reading.

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo has no new injury problems, while forward Diogo Jota and striker Benik Afobe are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up.

Wolves, six points clear at the top of the table, are bidding to end a three-match winless run, their longest of the season.

Leeds midfielder Pablo Hernandez is hoping to recover from a groin injury in time to be included in the squad.

The Spaniard returned to training this week after missing the last two matches and will be monitored.

Andy Lonergan is still struggling with a sore neck so Felix Wiedwald is expected to continue in goal, with Bailey Farrell-Peacock resuming on the bench.

Forward Kemar Roofe (calf) is still out, while defenders Luke Ayling and Conor Shaughnessy (both ankle) remain long-term absentees.

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