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O’Neil unhappy Manchester United clash falls on deadline day

Wolves boss Gary O’Neil admits it is not ideal trying to juggle transfer deadline day with tomorrow night’s home game with Manchester United.

Wolves are still hoping to recruit a new striker between now and tomorrow at 11pm with the window closing less than an hour after the final whistle blows against Erik ten Hag’s men.

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O’Neil would rather focus fully on the game but concedes he may be needed to offer his opinion on a transfer.

He said: “I don’t like the transfer window closing on a matchday. It’s a bad idea. For me, it’s going to be 100 per cent focused on the game.

“But there may be stuff going on which may need input from me as well. So from a management point of view, it’s not ideal. But if I had to make a choice between the two, it would be 100 per cent focus on the game.”

Wolves were today linked with Corinthians and Brazil forward Yuri Alberto.

O’Neil added: “Matt Hobbs and the recruitment team have got everything in hand, they’re working very hard on hopefully trying to add something to the group. 

“Hopefully we can get a few bits done and have a successful day on the pitch as well.”

Wolves are 11th in the Premier League and go into the game against United in good form, having lost just one of their last 10 games in all competitions and buoyed by beating bitter rivals West Brom 2-0 in a tempestuous FA Cup fourth-round clash on Sunday.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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