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Wolves striker Andy Keogh close to comeback from injury

Wolves striker Andy Keogh
Andy Keogh scored Wolves' first goal in the Premier League this season

Wolves striker Andy Keogh is back in full training and could feature in the squad that will take on Bolton at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday.

The Republic of Ireland international, 23, has not played since 21 November because of an ankle injury.

Manager Mick McCarthy told BBC WM: "He's joined in with training today [Thursday] and looked terrific.

"He's going to travel with us. Whether he's involved or not, we'll just see how he is after Friday's session."

The Wolves boss continued: "You can do as much running as you like and do all the rehab, but you can't replicate playing any other way.

"He's getting involved, he's being knocked about and having to jump and land, and he's looking comfortable."

Keogh, a £600,000 signing from Scunthorpe in January 2007, was one of three long-term injury victims in the Wolves squad, along with winger Michael Kightly and midfielder David Edwards, who were all injured within the space of a fortnight.

"Kights is a way off, he'll be back when he gets back and we're not going to rush him back," said McCarthy.

"Edwards will probably be another week or two before he's training again fully."

McCarthy's side go into Saturday's game against Bolton in 16th position in the Premier League, two places above their hosts.

Wolves are expected to be unchanged from the team that lost 2-0 against leaders Chelsea, with Kevin Doyle continuing up front on his own as part of a 4-5-1 formation.



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