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Wolves back in the Hunt

Posted 14th October 2010

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has been handed a timely boost, with the news that Stephen Hunt could make his long awaited Wolves debut this weekend when West Ham visit Molineux. The 29-year-old-made to move to Wolves from Hull this summer, but only played his first match in a Wolves shirt this week, when he put in 45 minutes for the club's reserves against Wigan.

The 4 million man has been out of action since February with a foot injury and has only been back in training for a week or so. McCarthy is looking for a much needed boost, as his side look to put a stop to their recent run of four straight losses, which has seen them drop into the relegation zone. Although it's still very early in the season, Wolves won't want to get used to being down there.

After a decent start to the season, in which Wolves were unbeaten in their opening four games, the side has struggled desperately recently. Although Hunt won't instantly start winning games single handily, a new signing often has a positive impact on a team.

Even at this early stage of the season, this weekend's match against West Ham, could be labelled a relegation six pointer and the football odds suggest it will be a tight game. The league's bottom two clubs will meet with West Ham finally starting to look like a real team. Avram Grant's side are unbeaten in their last four games, including a win over Spurs.

McCarthy will be looking for a significant improvement from his side after their disappointing 2-0 defeat to Wigan in their last league match and the Wolves betting tips hint they are in with a chance of grabbing a win. Captain Karl Henry didn't help his team's cause when he decided to attempt to chop Wigan's Jordi Gomez in half resulting in a straight red card. Without their skipper on the pitch, Wolves looked disorganised and failed to threaten the Wigan goal. For all Kevin Doyle's running, he never really got chance to test Wigan's Ali Al Habsi.

This Wolves squad should have enough talent to be able to stay in the Premier League but they will need to put a stop to this run they find themselves in.