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Carlos Corberán provides fitness update ahead of Wolves tie

Okay Yokuslu in training wearing a red bib

Carlos Corberán has provided a fitness update ahead of Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers (ko 11.45am).

The boss revealed midfielder Okay Yokuslu should be fine to participate in the Black Country derby having been forced off in the first period at Norwich City in the Sky Bet Championship last weekend.

Corberán delivered disappointing news though on duo Daryl Dike and Adam Reach, stating both will be unavailable for this weekend’s eagerly-anticipated showdown at The Hawthorns.

Okay Yokuslu smiling during a training session

Carlos said: “In the previous game against Norwich City we had to manage two injuries.

“One of those was Okay Yokuslu and the other one was Adam Reach.

“Reach will be out of the team for the next four to six weeks. He received a kick on the ankle and he’s now managing this injury.

“Okay has been recovering well after suffering a spasm in his back. He’s now much better. We still need to see how he progresses, but he’s in a much better position and I’m optimistic he’ll be fine to play in the game.

“In terms of new injuries, Daryl Dike picked up a slight injury in his calf after playing the minutes against Norwich the other day.

Daryl Dike in action against Norwich City

“He’s going to have a small break. He won’t be involved on Sunday, but it’s not an important injury. It’s a small injury.

“He felt something and there was a small injury there. We need to manage it. He has been working inside, receiving treatment. On Friday, he was back outside on the pitch with the medical department.

“Tom Fellows was ill last weekend. There was no injury. He is back available.”

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