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Nuno to give youth a chance

5th February 2019, 11:23 by Neil Foster

Nuno Espirito Santo says he will play a number of Under-23s when Wolves face Shrewsbury in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday.

The original match ended as a 2-2 draw at New Meadow on January 26, with Matt Doherty's injury-time goal sealing a replay for the West Midlanders.

The sides will now do it all again at Molineux, with Wolves strong favourites to progress despite the fact that a number of youngsters and fringe players will be on view.

Defender Ruben Vinagre will miss the tie with flu, while midfielder Diogo Jota is also absent after picking up a knock against Everton on Saturday.

Ryan Giles and Niall Ennis have been tipped earn a senior call up for the clash, with Nuno telling reporters: "It was a tough game (at Shrewsbury), but I can say Ryan Giles is going to be involved tomorrow.

"That is the idea when you bring in back-ups, you try and provide them this moment of real competition. This is the way we can see how well they handle situations."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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