ANDONI Iraola reserved special praise for Cherries’ team of analysts for the work they have done to prepare the team for a quick turnaround in fixtures.

Cherries played away at Aston Villa on Sunday, losing 3-1, before returning home and going back up to the Midlands yesterday, in preparation for tonight’s clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux (7.45pm).

Asked how things work logistically from the moment they left Villa Park ahead of another away game three days later, Iraola explained to the Daily Echo: “We review on the bus.

“We start to go with the report from the next opposition.

“You don’t have time. You play in the afternoon. The next morning you have video with the players, you have to prepare the video well about the next opponent.

“You have to see some games. Sometimes you watch some games before you play the next game.

“Normally the analysts go before us, they are already preparing for Brighton.

“We go a little bit later and then the players go after us.

“It’s a process we are improving and getting better, because you have to be really well prepared.

“Also you have to prepare really well with the tactics, with the video because you cannot spend legs outside, because you have to just recover.

“I always say for us it is very difficult, for the players it is very difficult, but for the analysts, probably every time we play midweek, it becomes really, really demanding.”

Iraola himself went to Molineux for the first time on Saturday night, to see Wolves beaten 2-0 by Arsenal.

"It is a really nice stadium," said the Spaniard. 

"A good atmosphere, against Arsenal who went top of the league. A night game also is always nice.

"I know it is going to be a difficult game, really difficult because they are doing good things. They are in a good place in the standings and we will have to be at our best."

Wolves have been struggling with the availability of a number of key players and have seen their form dip as a result, winless in six.

"I don’t know exactly everything, but I think they are recovering a lot of their players that have been out lately," said Iraola.

"I expect some of them to start against us.

"We have to be ready for their best version, because I think that is what we are going to face."