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McCarthy to give all his Wolves squad a chance of a starting place

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy intends to make full use of his squad as they head into their gruelling December fixtures of seven games in 29 days. McCarthy has chosen a very strong reserve team for the Arsenal game on Tuesday night in an attempt to get certain players' match fitness back for Saturday.

"There are a few of them who haven't played who need games because they haven't played for quite a while, but if we can get Zubar back tonight, that will be good for us," McCarthy told the club's official website.

"We'll have Zubar, Matt Doherty, Jody Craddock, George Elokobi, Adam Hammill, Adlene Guedioura, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Steven Fletcher playing.

"I'm not going to individualise it and say who can and who can't force their way into my team for Saturday, but of course there are opportunities for people.

"It will be good for Fletch because I want him to be fully fit having not played a game because he hasn't played 90 minutes for a long time. If he does get that, then there's every opportunity for him to get back into the side.

"There are a lot of games coming up with the Christmas period. Games come a little bit thicker and faster than they do at the moment from Saturday to Sunday. There might be a need for change so everyone has got to be fit and raring to go."

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