Club guide: Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Title: 5,000-1 Relegation: 9-4 Sack Race: 12-1



S Fletcher (Burnley, £6.5m), S Hunt (Hull, £3m), S Mouyokolo (Hull, £2.5m), J van Damme (Anderlecht, £2.5m), A Guedioura (Charleroi, loan)

total spent: £14.5m


A Surman (Norwich, £1.2m), C Iwelumo (Burnley, £500,000), J Shackell (Barnsley, £300,000), S Maierhofer (MSV Duisburg, loan)

total made: £2m

Player to watch

Kevin Doyle. The striker had no support in terms of goals, which he must hope that Steven Fletcher and Stephen Hunt can provide.

Squad worries

Scoring only 32 goals, fewer than all the relegated teams, shows where the deficiencies were.

Manager speak

From a shambles at Sunderland to Roy Keane in Saipan, Mick McCarthy has seen and heard it all and come back for more.

Story of the summer

Aside from commentating on the World Cup, McCarthy was also busy back at home as Wolves look to build on last season’s fine display.

Last season 15 th

Eight home defeats but nicked some away wins.

This season 17th

May battle it out with Wigan for the last relegation spot.