Ebanks-Blake out for a month

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has been ruled out for a month after suffering knee ligament damage. Ebanks-Blake sustained the injury during Wolves' League Cup win at Northampton on Tuesday and boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed he will be sidelined until late September.

"The injury is worse than we first thought," McCarthy said. "Sylvan has damaged his medial ligament and you are looking at him being out for a month."

The former Manchester United trainee had scored twice in the 4-0 victory in his first start of the season and McCarthy will now have to do without his main back-up to first choice strikers Kevin Doyle and Steven Fletcher.

Wolves face a trip to local rivals Aston Villa on Saturday as McCarthy's men aim to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season, which has seen them go joint-top of the table with Manchester City and Manchester United.