Wolves edge out non-league Chorley to reach FA Cup Fifth Round

The National League North side were the lowest ranked team left in the competition and they looked to carry the challenge to Wolves early on.

Elliot Newby and Willem Tomlinson both tested stand in keeper John Ruddy in the opening quarter before Portuguese star Vitinha showed that touch of Premier League clash as he smashed home his first ever Wolves goal.

But Chorley were not about to give up on their dream spot in the fifth round place as Tomlinson volleyed wide before the break.

And the hosts continued to boss things again after the restart as the busy Ruddy tipped over Andy Halls’ header.

But as hard Jamie Vermiglio’s hosts tried in the final stages they couldn’t force that crucial equaliser.

Full Time from Victory Park it’s Chorley 0 Wolves 1

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Skipper Jack O’Connell should be fit to start, but David McGoldrick, Lys Mousset and Sander Berge are all doubtful.

Summer signing Aaron Ramsdale comes straight into the side as first choice keeper, with fellow new faces Jaydon Bogle and Ethan Ampadu also in line for their debuts.

Wolves’ attempts to turn the club into little Portugal have continued this summer with Nuno Santo bringing in Vitinha and club record signing Fabio Silva.

Santo is expected to resist the urge to throw 19-year old Silva straight into the team, but Vitinha could replace the injured Adama Traore.

Jonny Castro is out until the new year with a knee problem, with Santo set to bring in veteran defender Fernando Marcal to face the Blades.

Kick off is 6pm sharp tomorrow night at Bramall Lane.

Wolves land Porto youngster Vitinha on loan

Having smashed their club transfer record to sign Fabio Silva on Saturday, the Wanderers have taken 20-year-old midfielder Vitinha on a season-long loan from the Portuguese club with an option to buy.

The Portugal Under-21 international was handed his debut for Porto last season and made eight appearances, including two alongside Silva, as the club won both the Primeira Liga and Taca de Portugal.

Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi told the club’s official website: “Vitinha is a crucial signing and an integral component in our recruitment plan for this summer.

“He is an exciting and special young talent, with an abundance of technique and creativity, who can provide a fresh option this season.

“Vitinha’s signing demonstrates our ambition and strategy to further evolve our first team and continue to progress on the pitch.”