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Steve Davis is ready to put his own spin on things at Wolverhampton Wanderers after being placed in charge until the end of the year.

Wolves have missed out on a number of targets to replace Bruno Lage, who was sacked at the start of October, with QPR boss Michael Beale the latest to turn them down.

Davis has collected three points from a possible nine during his short tenure and will remain in place for at least six more Premier League matches, starting with Sunday's visit of Leicester City.

"It's a good feeling knowing there's some longevity in it," Davis said. "I've previously been working game to game, day to day. It's nice to look forward and plan a bit more.

"Then we can get a settled group and I can implement some other changes that I would like to make.

"Up to the World Cup we want to try and get as many points as we can. Now it's about me leading the team and trying to be really positive."

Wolves' 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace in midweek leaves them in the relegation zone, one point better off than fellow strugglers Leicester.

However, City enter this game with some momentum on their side thanks to a 2-0 win over Leeds United, which followed on from a goalless draw against Palace.

Brendan Rodgers remains under pressure with his side in the bottom three, but he is not feeling the heat with the World Cup hiatus approaching.

"The pressure is still normal - I'm not sure it's intensifying," he said. "We knew what the season was going to be (with a break for the World Cup).

"You have to get to that point in the best position you can then you have a chance to do some work and be ready to go again on Boxing Day. I'm only looking to the next game."

Wolves - Adama Traore

Traore's frustrating wait for a goal came to an end in what was ultimately a disappointing defeat to Palace in the week when nodding in from close range. That was the Spain international's first Premier League goal since January and his first ever with his head, though he has yet to score in successive top-flight games for Wolves.

Leicester - Patson Daka

Leicester have James Maddison back from suspension this weekend, but Daka may well be the key to the visitors coming away from Molineux with three vital points. Daka has been involved in three goals in his past three Premier League away games (two goals and one assist), which is more than in his first 14 on the road (two assists).

- Wolves are unbeaten in all five of their home Premier League matches against Leicester City (W3 D2), winning 2-1 against the Foxes last season. They have only faced Fulham more often at home in the Premier League without losing (seven games).

- Leicester City lost 2-1 against Wolves in their last league meeting but have not lost consecutive matches against them since August 1992 in the second tier.

- The away team has never won in any of the 10 Premier League meetings between Wolves and Leicester (D4 L6). They have also failed to score on seven occasions, although the three times the away side scored was the Foxes (two 4-3 defeats and a 2-1 defeat).

- Wolves have won two of their past three Premier League home games (L1) and are looking for consecutive league wins at Molineux for the first time since a run of three in October/November last season.

- Leicester have lost all five of their Premier League away games this season - only once in their league history have they lost their first six on the road, doing so in the top flight in 1957-58.

Updated October 21, 2022

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