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Wolves boss Stale Solbakken could well freshen up his ranks for the visit of Charlton in Saturday's Championship clash.

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After a promising first-half display against Bolton in midweek, Wolves tailed off badly after the break and were eventually forced to settle for a 2-2 draw after Mark Davies' 90th-minute equaliser.

Solbakken noted that some of his players tired, with Wolves having played two games in four days, and Charlton's visit is likely to see him rotate one or two.

No new injury or suspension concerns are expected, meaning the likes of fringe players Bjorn Sigurdarson, Dave Edwards, Richard Stearman, David Davis and Anthony Forde come into the frame.

But the Norwegian does not have a wealth of options at his disposal with Slawomir Peszko (knee), Razak Boukari (calf), Stephen Hunt (hip), George Elokobi (ankle), Jamie O'Hara (hernia) and Steven Mouyokolo (knee) all still missing.

Charlton vice-captain Matt Taylor could come into contention for a place in Chris Powell's squad.

Taylor has been a frustrated onlooker since injuring his foot in the opening month of the campaign, but he played 75 minutes on his comeback in the Kent Senior Cup against Chatham Town on Wednesday.

However, boss Powell is unlikely to tinker too much with the team he put out against Leeds at Elland Road on Tuesday night, when the Addicks earned a gutsy 1-1 draw.

Powell had made sweeping changes for that game, with Rob Hulse replacing the injured Ricardo Fuller, and Johnnie Jackson, Cedric Evina and Dorian Dervite all brought into the starting line-up. Dervite, on his full debut, responded with a fine equalising goal.

All four are expected to retain their places, but winger Dale Stephens is likely to be missing with a tight hamstring that he sustained in the warm-up at Elland Road. Bradley Pritchard, his 11th-hour replacement, should keep his spot in the side.

Meanwhile, Yann Kermorgant is not expected back until the new year due to an ankle injury while Rhoys Wiggins is a few weeks away as he continues to get over a foot problem. Andy Hughes and striker Danny Haynes are also recovering from injuries.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:15
Millwall v Cardiff
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth
Bolton v Brentford
Brighton v Rotherham
Derby v Wigan
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld
Leeds v Wolves
M'boro v Watford
N Forest v Blackburn
Reading v Blackpool

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 14 1 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Fulham 14 -6 14
20 Wigan 13 -2 12
21 Brighton 13 -3 12
22 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Fri, 24 Oct 2014

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