Brian Laws will again wait until just before kick-off to assess the fitness of Steven Fletcher after the striker’s broken hand kept him out of the draw with Stoke on Wednesday night.

Chris McCann and Steve Caldwell are continued absentees for Burnley, who will leapfrog Wolves and climb out of the relegation zone with a win this afternoon.

Mick McCarthy is without David Edwards and Michael Kightly and could name the same team as he has for the last four matches.

Kevin Doyle will start alone up front as Wolves line up in a 4-5-1 shape with Foley and Jarvis playing out wide.

Karl Henry will anchor the midfield, giving David Jones the opportunity to bomb on from midfield, while Jody Craddock continues to be the mainstay of the defence.

Wolves are increasingly looking over their shoulder at the teams below them and will be targeting this match as an opportunity to get a much-needed win on the board.

Defeat would leave them in the bottom three with only two months remaining to save their Premier League status.

With the match so crucial for both sides it seems inevitable it will be a tight match decided by defensive mistakes.

Both sides are capable of scoring, but neither ie sure-footed at the back.

With that in mind, the most likely result would appear to be a score draw, a result that would suit neither team.

Prediction: Burnley 2-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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