Albion face French threat

Bakary Sako celebrates a goal for Wolves

Bakary Sako celebrates a goal for Wolves

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Albion will have to beware a bit of French flair at Molineux today.

Former Rennes star Bakary Sako, who is of Malian descent, has been a star performer for Wolves this season.

Sako nominally lines up on the left side of midfield in a 4-4-2 set-up but will drift inside or act as an extra striker.

He is a big threat with his delivery at set-pieces.

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken is looking to introduce a more considered way of playing this term.

It is proving to be a bit of a culture shock after the more in-your-face approach of his predecessor Mick McCarthy.

However Solbakken reckons his side are on course and has warned they are close to getting things right at home.

He said: “We are not satisfied with two points from our last five games.

“That’s a disaster for us when you look at the table and see where we were.

“But it’s very important to keep this in perspective.

"I think we are going in a good way. That is maybe stupid to say after we have taken two points in five games but I feel quite comfortable we are going in the right direction.

“The home games have been about killing them off. We have had big chances that could have changed a draw into a victory.”

On-loan winger Jermaine Pennant, who came off the bench in the 2-1 midweek defeat at Hull, could start today.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is top league goalscorer for Wolves this term with five while Sako has four to go with his five assists.

For more on how Wolves will play – plus Mike Bailey’s memories of a great Albion win at Molineux – see The Argus today.

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10:23am Sat 10 Nov 12

Alfie T says...

You don't frighten us with your outrageous French accent, I **** in your general direction, your father was a hamster,and you mother smelt of elderberries......
You don't frighten us with your outrageous French accent, I **** in your general direction, your father was a hamster,and you mother smelt of elderberries...... Alfie T
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11:42am Sat 10 Nov 12

SMF20 says...

The second half of this statement from their Manager sounds a lot like our very own GP. Should be a good game today. Uta
The second half of this statement from their Manager sounds a lot like our very own GP. Should be a good game today. Uta SMF20
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12:06pm Sat 10 Nov 12

tonytowner1 says...

Has Vicente left perhaps? Seems a long injury - anyone seen him in the UK in the past month? Maybe he'd stir the crowd positively by showing his face or Inigo could wear a black hat when jogging up and down the sidelines warming up and squat a little more and just pretend to be Vicente!!
Has Vicente left perhaps? Seems a long injury - anyone seen him in the UK in the past month? Maybe he'd stir the crowd positively by showing his face or Inigo could wear a black hat when jogging up and down the sidelines warming up and squat a little more and just pretend to be Vicente!! tonytowner1
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