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Wolves boss is targeting fresh faces before end of the window

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Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo. (Nick Potts/PA)
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo. (Nick Potts/PA)

By Nick Mashiter

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo admits it is vital for Wolves to bring in new players.

They were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle on Saturday to extend their winless run to four games.

The club have allowed Patrick Cutrone to join Fiorentina while Jesus Vallejo will return to Real Madrid this month.

Willy Boly and Diogo Jota remain injured and Nuno - who has used just 19 players in the Premier League this season - realises the need for new signings.

"It's obvious that we must bring players," he said, with Wolves seventh in the table.

"It was not the best game, it was difficult, not many spaces, but the final delivery should be better.

"We are working and hopefully things work out and we can solve it. We need solutions, we need more than specific positions, players that can bring us different situations, that can help us in these kind of games.

Newcastle are now six points clear of the drop zone after ending a three-game winless run.

The point came at a price, though, with Paul Dummett and Dwight Gayle suffering hamstring injuries while Joelinton played on with a groin problem.

The trio are now likely to miss tomorrow night's FA Cup third-round replay with Rochdale, with 12 players now on the treatment table.

"I would think it'll be a big impossibility they'll be ready. Is anyone back? We'll see what the under-18s have got," said boss Steve Bruce.

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