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Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has stated that he is confident of adding to his side this month.
Speaking ahead of Wolves’ FA Cup replay at Manchester United on Wednesday, Nuno was asked about progress in the market, as they are looking for a defender and a striker.
“We are working on it,” he said.
“I hope so (being close to new players). It’s very difficult for all the clubs, it’s a transfer window that is not the best one, because many players are involved in their teams. Sometimes you want a target and he’s not available because he’s playing.
“Sometimes you want things to move faster, so it’s a tough moment but we are working on it. It’s up to us to find the right deal. I’m confident.”
Speaking of Diogo Jota’s progress Wolves boss said:
“It’s going to be the same squad as the previous game (against United). Diogo had a scan yesterday and next week I think he’ll progress on the pitch. He can start his healing process, he’s doing OK so hopefully he can start with us next week. It’s important, the same as Boly, important, of course.
“He’s been away a long time. We didn’t expect it to be so serious, but he’s healing OK so hopefully next week he can start running with the team. Then it’s about him progressing and getting better, so we can use him in competition.”
Wolves came from behind to beat Norwich and Manchester City while getting a point against Newcastle at the weekend but Nuno remains unhappy. He said:
“I take it as a negative because we should try and score first. That’s how we want to compete, it’s better for us. It’s the game, it happens. I’m aware, everybody’s aware, so let’s try to do it tomorrow, manage the game better.”
Wolves boss also added on possible changes in Wednesday’s game against United:
“The most important is always the next one. It’s always difficult choose (the team), it’s requires time and a decision. This is the process and we’re going to decide tomorrow. We have to assess some things and decide.”
Wolves drew 0-0 with Manchester United at Molineux in the first tie, the only game in their last seven outings where they have not conceded the first goal, and will head to the Old Trafford to face the Red Devils on Wednesday.