Nuno rules out complacent Wolves

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo feels playing in the Asia Trophy will be of use to his players, with bigger things to follow.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has dismissed fears his side will be complacent against FC Pyunik in the Europa League.

The Armenian outfit head to Molineux on Thursday night trailing 4-0 from the first leg of their third round qualifying tie.

Wolves host Manchester United in the Premier League on Monday night but Nuno insisted his men will not switch off from their European duties as they look to go a step closer to the group stages.

“We don’t have the same interpretation, it’s a new game 0-0 – let’s start to play,” Nuno said.

“They will come with all the ambition and we have to be focused and give a good performance at Molineux.

“They started very strong in the first game, we handled them OK and the moment we scored we started controlling the game. We managed it until the end but Thursday is a new one.”

The winners are likely to play Serie A outfit Torino in the final play-off to reach the group stage. The Italian side are currently 5-0 up from their first leg against FC Shakhtyor of Belarus.

Nuno remained tight-lipped over his selection for Thursday’s game but is expected to make a handful of changes ahead of their first home match of the season against the Red Devils.

Real Madrid loanee Jesus Vallejo could make his debut while attacker Adama Traore is available after missing the trip to Armenia last week because he forgot his passport.

Patrick Cutrone is also in line for what would be a full debut after his two substitute appearances since making his move from AC Milan.

The £16million striker came off the bench against Pyunik in the first leg and in Sunday’s 0-0 Premier League draw at the King Power Stadium with Leicester City.