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Europa League preview: Wolves prepare for odd digs

Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 31: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach / manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers during a Wolverhampton Wanderers training session prior to their UEFA Europa League First Round Second Leg qualifying match on July 31, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

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Wolves bring a 2-0 lead into the second leg of its Europa League tie with Crusaders FC, but will have an unusual experience in Belfast.

For one thing, the Northern Irish club plays on turf. For another, the Seaview Stadium holds fewer than 3,400.

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“Let’s see how they adapt,” said Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo. “They don’t have a lot of experience but they assure me that with water it is almost like a natural grass.”

Wolves will not have new signing Patrick Cutrone in Belfast, but will have the crew which qualified for the UEL and has the side 90 minutes from the third qualifying round and a date with either Czech side Jablonek or Armenia’s Pyunik.

It’s one of a bevy of UEL second legs set for Thursday, with one in Wednesday’s book: Molde beat Cukaricki 3-1.

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