Aston Villa boss Unai Emery delivers verdict on Wolves ahead of clash

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Aston Villa boss Unai Emery has said he is expecting a 'tough' clash against Wolves.

The Midlands outfit are back in Premier League action following the international break and take on their rivals at Villa Park.

Aston Villa drew 1-1 away at West Ham last time out with Galatasaray loan man Nicolo Zaniolo coming off the bench to earn them a point at the London Stadium.

They remain sat in 4th place in the table above Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United as they chase down the Champions League with nine fixtures left to play of this season.

Emery is expecting a tricky test against Wolves and has said, as per the official club website: "They are a very, very competitive team. Their coach is doing a really good job. They play with personality in every match, facing different teams.

“Even against the top four or seven teams they were successful. Tomorrow is going to be very difficult because to impose our positioning, to impose our capacity is not easy because they are going to try to avoid it.

“How? We are trying to analyse and understand quickly on the pitch but, more or less, with a lot of duels. When they are with the ball they have good organisation to play in combination.

“We are ready to play tomorrow respecting them a lot.”

Wolves head into the game on the back of their 3-2 home loss to Championship side Coventry City in the FA Cup quarter-final last time out at Molinuex.