Wolves v Luton Town: Premier League injury news as 12 ruled out and 4 doubts

Pedro Neto and Tom Lockyer won't play in the Wolves verus Luton Town fixture at the weekend. Both are out through injury. (Image: Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)Pedro Neto and Tom Lockyer won't play in the Wolves verus Luton Town fixture at the weekend. Both are out through injury. (Image: Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)
Pedro Neto and Tom Lockyer won't play in the Wolves verus Luton Town fixture at the weekend. Both are out through injury. (Image: Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images) | Wolves via Getty Images
Latest injury and team news ahead of Wolves v Luton Town in the Premier League clash at Molineux.

Wolves hope to respond to their midweek disappointment quickly as they host Luton Town at Molineux in the Premier League.

AFC Bournemouth won 1-0 on Wednesday night courtesy of an Antoine Semenyo goal. Hwang hee-Chan's effort was ruled out in controversial fashion, consigning them to a second successive defeat.

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Gary O'Neil's men are at home for the third time in a row and face a Luton Town side currently in the bottom three. Rob Edwards, who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers as a player - needs a win to get out of the relegation zone and climb above Nottingham Forest.

Wolves missed the opportunity to go in to the top-half with a win and now trail the Cherries by two points, whilst Brighton & Hove Albion can move further ahead of them with a shock win against Manchester City on Thursday. Here's the latest injury and team news ahead of kick-off.

Bellegarde has been absent with a knee injury but has been pushing to return. Bellegarde has been absent with a knee injury but has been pushing to return.
Bellegarde has been absent with a knee injury but has been pushing to return. | Wolves via Getty Images

Wolves team news

Santiago Bueno has become the latest Wolves player to suffer an injury, leaving O'Neil with just two fit centre-backs. Wolves tend to play with three centre-backs and two wing-backs but he could be forced in to changing formation or shifting someone to fill in Bueno's gap.

Bueno sustained a hamstring injury in the 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday night. He was brought off at half-time despite wanting to play on but the boss didn't want him to aggravate his injury further.

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Jean-Ricner Bellegarde could return at the weekend. A knee injury has had him sidelined since mid-March and he was due to return around the Easter period but it's taken longer than expected. He has since stepped up his recovery and could get a look against Luton.

Noha Lemina, brother of Mario, has a hamstring injury. It's not significant however and he was expected to join in with training from what O'Neil said last week. He has yet to make his senior debut for the club but has been on the bench six times.

Pedro Neto returned to training earlier this month and could make a return before the season is out. A second hamstring injury of the campaign has had him sidelined for the last few months but a mid-May return has been suggested.

Youngster Leon Chiwone won't play any further part though as an ankle injury in training has ruled him out. Centre-back Craig Dawson is another who has seen his season end early after persisting with a groin problem. He undewent surgery last week after playing through the pain barrier but has now been afforded a rest.

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The injury list is beginning to wind down a small bit with Rayan Ait-Nouri, Nelson Semedo and Mario Lemina all featuring. Matheus Cunha earned himself a place on the bench after being a doubt whilst Hwang Hee-chan played as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

Out: Craig Dawson, Leon Chiwone, Pedro Neto. Doubt: Santiago Bueno, Noha Lemina and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde.

Luton Town team news

At least four of Luton’s players; Tom Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba, Jacob Brown and Amari’i Bell will play no further part this season. Wales centre-back Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest against Bournemouth in December and at the minute his career is on pause. He spoke of his desire to return to the pitch, but more tests will need to be done before a decision is made.

Jacob Brown required surgery for a knee injury. An issue in his cartilage which emerged from a training session has put him on the sidelines for the foreseeable future. Nakamba has been out since December with a knee injury. Amari’i Bell required an operation for a hamstring injury.

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Former West Ham man Dan Potts faces a race against time to make his first Premier League appearance for the club. He has been on the bench four times but hasn't been used in the league. Potts is out for this one but could get a game in May, though there's always a risk when bringing someone back from injury.

Mads Andersen is in a similar position to Potts though he has played this season. A calf injury will put him out for the next few weeks but he could feature in their last two matches.

Elijah Adebayo and Chiedozie Ogbene both have hamstring injuries and haven't been able this month, but a May return has been suggested. Reece Burke was substituted at half-time last week with illness whilst Issa Kabore has a foot injury that needs to be assessed.

Out: Tom Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba, Jacob Brown, Amari'i Bell, Dan Potts, Mads Andersen, Elijah Adebayo, Chiedozie Ogbene and Issa Kabore. Doubt: Reece Burke.

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