Hunt set for reserve outing

April 4, 2011

Wolves midfielder Stephen Hunt will start on the comeback trail on Monday night after more than two months out of action.

Hunt has been sidelined since suffered a calf injury during the FA Cup clash with Stoke at Molineux on January 30, but he will play for the reserves against Manchester City at Telford in a bid to prove his fitness for Saturday's home Premier League clash with Everton.

Fellow midfielder Adlene Guedioura will have a second reserve outing after six month out of action with a broken leg. The Algeria international impressed in last week's second-team clash with Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

But Wolves boss Mick McCarthy resisted the temptation to rush Guedioura, part of his country's World Cup squad last summer, back into action at Newcastle on Saturday.

McCarthy said: "Adlene is doing remarkably well. If I had been struggling, I would have taken him at the weekend to Newcastle but I had 20 players fit and raring to go.

"He did really well in the reserves at Blackpool, has trained really well, and there is no need to rush him back. He will be okay for the Everton game."