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Premier League preview: Wolves v Fulham

SoccerNews in English Premier League 21 Apr 2011

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Relegation-threatened Wolverhampton Wanderers will be desperate to pick up points when they host Fulham on Saturday.

Wolves are bottom of the English Premier League table, but are only two points away from safety with a game in hand over their immediate rivals.

Fulham look more comfortable in 12th place and have also played one match fewer than the majority of teams below them.

But they remain just five points clear of the drop zone and are not yet assured of retaining their top flight status.

The match at Molineux has added significance for Bobby Zamora – the Fulham striker will be taking on the side he suffered a broken leg against during the first meeting between the teams in September last year.

Zamora has scored three goals in four games since returning to action after five months on the sidelines.

Wolves captain Karl Henry, involved in the challenge that left Zamora injured, said he welcomed the centre-forward’s return to fitness.

“It’s never nice to see any player pick up a broken leg or another nasty injury,” Henry said.

“I’m really pleased to see him back looking sharp and scoring goals and I’m sure he’ll be back in the England squad soon.”

Mick McCarthy’s Wolves team have lost their last two matches, going down 4-1 away to Newcastle United and 3-0 at home to Everton.

Fulham have won one and lost one from their previous outings, with a 3-0 home win over Blackpool followed by a 2-0 defeat away to league leaders Manchester United.

The visitors, led by Mark Hughes, will be without winger Damien Duff due to an Achilles injury.

Hosts Wolves are missing defender Ronald Zubar and midfielder David Edwards, both sidelined with back problems.

A knee injury is likely to see key striker Kevin Doyle miss much of the run in.

Winger Stephen Hunt and defender Steven Mouyokolo are nearing returns from knee and calf problems respectively, but both remain doubts for Saturday’s match.

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