Mick McCarthy will be looking to Wolves talisman Steven Fletcher in the hope of claiming three vital points against Stoke in the Staffordshire derby. The forward's six goals in 10 Premier League matches this season, and five in his last six in particular, have ensured he is currently hot property at the Midlands club, but McCarthy has warned off potential suitors as he aims to take maximum points in their next two games. Wanderers face Norwich away next week before home games against Arsenal and Bolton before the new year. However, with the club sitting precariously outside the relegation zone, three points against Stoke could take them as high as 11th having lost just once at home since the start of October. Stoke, meanwhile, are currently on cloud nine after defeating high-flying Tottenham at the Britannia Stadium last weekend which was their third league win in a row.
Wolves: L W L L W L
Stoke: L L L W W W
• Mick McCarthy's side are unbeaten in their last three home games, winning the last two. They have never won three successive home Premier League matches.
• Stoke have not won on their last 14 top-flight trips to Molineux. Their last triumph in the top division was a 4-3 triumph in November 1967.
Wolves: Craddock, Foley, O'Hara, Edwards
Stoke: Sidibe, Wilkinson