Q&A With Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • September 19, 2014 | By David Williams
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Ahead of the 133rd meeting between Bolton and Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, we have got the views of a Wolves supporter.

Bolton go into the game on the back of a 3-2 victory over Rotherham United on Tuesday night, while Saturday's opponents were drew 1-1 at Charlton Athletic on the same evening.

In our latest edition of Q&A, we have spoken to Robert Kostur (@Robbo_WWFC) - a 22-year-old who lists Matt Murray as his favourite all-time Wolves player and says Danny Batth stands out from the current crop at Molineux.

Ahead of Saturday's game, Robert shares his views on what he expects for last season's League One champions, why Wolves fans are starting to forget about John McGinlay's antics of the 90s and why Joe Mason's midweek hat-trick will put opposition clubs on notice.

Q: After a really positive return to the Championship, what do Wolves fans hope/expect in terms of a final league position this season?

A: I think all fans were hopeful of using the momentum from last season's promotion to help push for a play-off place, and the early results have just cemented that hope.

Most fans believe we're a clinical goalscorer away from really threatening the top-six.

Q: With a heated history between the two Wanderers clubs, do you think John McGinlay will ever be forgiven for his influence in the games of the 90s?

A: Probably not when the teams meet - it's all part of the recent history that gives this game a bit of a derby feel.

But, in general, I think most have let it go. So much water has passed under the Molineux bridge in the last decade alone that the 90s seem a lifetime ago for most fans.

Q: Apart from Bolton, which team will Wolves fans be most excited to see arrive at Molineux this campaign?

A: Take your pick from Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United.

All three games at Molineux are sure to be high tempo, with electric attendances to boot. Throw in that two are looking to stay up, whilst one is flying high at the top, and you've got yourself some exciting clashes for Wolves fans this season.

Q: With the season just beginning, who has hit the ground running in terms of form at Wolves?

A: Rajiv Van La Parra and James Henry have had an exciting battle for the right-wing position at the start of this season, while Danny Batth has relished the captaincy in recent weeks.

But the standout performer has to be former Barnsley left-back Scott Golbourne, who has been Mr Consistency since day one at Molineux and has handled the step-up with total ease.

Q: Is there a Bolton player that you think could undo Wolves at the weekend?

A: Joe Mason's hat-trick in midweek stands him out as the man to watch for the Wolves backline, but personally I've always been impressed by Lee Chung-Yong - who looks a tricky customer all across the midfield.

Also, Mark Davies always seems to enjoy his return visits to WV1.

Q: Finally, what is your score prediction for Saturday's game?

A: Wolves' recent record against Bolton isn't the best. With both sides averaging a goal a game, 1-1 sounds about right.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Robert for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more from him on Twitter - @Robbo_WWFC.

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7 Derby County 3 6
8 Bolton Wanderers 3 5
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