Dean Saunders admits Wolves must stop Nottingham Forest's creative players
DEAN Saunders admits Wolves will have their work cut out to shut out Nottingham Forest's creative players.
Algerian international Adlene Guedioura made his breakthrough in English football with the West Midlands club.
And Saunders, who had a spell as a player at the City Ground, says limiting his influence in midfield will be an important factor.
But the Wolves boss also admits Forest have talented players running through their entire side.
"Guedioura is a good player and he's good on the ball, but then so are Henri Lansbury, Andy Reid and Radoslaw Majewski and that's their whole midfield," said Saunders.
"Dexter Blackstock and Simon Cox up front are worth millions and, with Elliott Ward and Danny Collins at the back and Gonzalo Jara and Chris Cohen at full back, they're a strong outfit.
"They've got class players right through and their bench is strong too, with Lewis McGugan, Jonathan Greening and Billy Sharp.
"They've got good players and I think the way Billy (Davies) imposes his personality on the team makes them workmanlike and makes them close teams down.
"They've also got class players, and that's the secret to football – getting good players to work hard. I think they'll get in the play-offs."
Wolves are likely to stick with their favoured 4-4-2 approach for the game, with the only significant change likely to come up front, where Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is struggling for fitness with back and hamstring problems.
The striker could be included on the bench, but Saunders admits Wolves' biggest task will be stopping Forest.
"Brian Clough is still hanging around the building, and when you think of him, you think of the Championship-winning team and the European Cups they have won," he said. "They've spent more than 12 years out of the Premier League.
"Now they're throwing money at it trying to get out of it and they're nearly doing it. They're getting closer."