Wolves travel to the John Smith’s Stadium lookin to snap a run of five games without a win - but inconsistency and a list of absentees have marred their progress in recent weeks.

Five points and five places separate Town from Wolves in the Championship table - Kenny Jackett’s men lie 12th - but on paper the two sides look fairly evenly matched.

Jackett’s outfit have 10 league wins this season compared with Town’s nine, while both sides have a goal difference of -2, although Town have scored and conceded twice more than their counterparts from the Black Country.

In fact, both also had a wobble come mid-January - after a fruitful Christmas period and a good start to 2016, both David Wagner and Jackett were left frustrated by a run of five games without victory.

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While Town ended that streak in some style at Nottingham Forest, Wolves will be hoping to follow their example this weekend.

However, both the club’s top scorers this season will be missing in action.

Former Town loanee Benik Afobe has departed for the Premier League with Bournemouth, while James Henry, who has seven strikes to his name, has succumbed to injury and won’t travel.

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Mike Williamson, a January arrival from Newcastle, needs some reserves game time before being considered but Kortney Hause could be available.

However, the trio of Dave Edwards, Michael Zyro and Jordan Graham are also on the treatment table.

One name that will be on the squad list is Joe Mason, who signed from Cardiff City in January and is charged with providing the goals that Afobe used to supply before swapping the Midlands for the South Coast.

CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 2: Joe Mason of Cardiff City looks to break past Grant Hanley of Blackburn Rovers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers at the Cardiff City Stadium on January 2, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

He’s made a decent start as well, netting twice in his two appearances in a Wolves shirt to date.

Then there is Rajiv van La Parra, heavily linked with Town in the January transfer window but ultimately staying at Molineux - at least until the end of the season. An exciting winger who thrives getting down the right wing and putting crosses in, he’s one for James Husband to keep a close eye on.

Wolves do seek to play with width in Jackett’s preferred 4-3-3 formation, getting crosses in and working the channels.

They tend to enjoy less possession than Town - although that’s rarely a shock these days - and have a weaker pass accuracy (72% compared with Town’s 76.4%).

Although Nahki Wells and Joel Lynch can expect a dangerous free kick opportunity or two, they aren’t an aggressive side, emphasised by a cumulative total of just 35 yellow cards and one red in the Championship all season. Town have 62 yellows and two reds in the same period.

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Wolves may have kept a total of five clean sheets since Christmas, but recent history tells us not to back a goalless draw between these two.

There has been at least three goals in each of the last five encounters, a total of 19 strikes - of which Town have scored nine. The last 0-0 came back in 1996 - when we were treated to the same scoreline twice in the calendar year.

No Huddersfield supporter needs reminding that Wolves have taken the plaudits and points on the last two meetings. The last time they won three in a row was back in 1971.

David Wagner’s men, with much justification, will always back themselves to score.

The boss declared the Forest performance as the best defensive effort under his leadership. More of the same in keeping the Wolves wingers quiet and starving Joe Mason of service, and they will be well worth backing to extend Jackett’s wait for victory.