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Carl Cort is in a bouiyant mood ahead of Wolves crucial clash with Hull City on Saturday afternoon.

The tie throws out up a 'battle of the brothers' as he gets set to square up to the youngest of the 3 Cort's, Leon.

Last season, Leon missed out on the coresponding tie, something that Carl and his friends haven't let him forget.

As a result of his absence, this will be a new experience for both brothers, having never met in their years of professional football.

'Leon's been waiting for this one to come around because when he missed the last game a lot of my mates were giving him stick saying he'd bottled it,' said Carl.

"And I'm sure I probably said the same to him myself! But I'm really looking forward to tomorrow because it will be the first time we've played against each other.' he added.

The pair share the same physical attributes, and it's likely Hull manager Peter Taylor will instruct younger Leon to mark his older brother out of the game.

For 6'5' Carl, that will be an interesting match up. It's not often he isnt towering over his marker, but far from being intimidated, he sees this as being to his advantage.

And he won't be afraid to have a punt with Leon that its him that comes out on top when they meet.

"I'm sure Peter Taylor will ask him to do a job on me because we're the same size and the same build but that will only bring more out of me.' Carl told the Birmingham Evening Standard, adding

"I'm not sure whether we'll have a wager on the game, apart from just the bragging rights. I'm stopping up there tomorrow night so maybe the loser will buy dinner, that sounds like a good idea.'

Having a high profile brother already working in the field will always throw out unfair comparisons. And that hasn't been the only thing Leon has had to contend with.

Whilst Carl's career was put on hold due to injury Leon had to endure the disparaging opinions of others regarding his sibling, but he hasn't let that get to him. Or interviwers calling him Carl mid-sentence.

He is also more than happy to see Carl succeed with Wolves, but is even happier with his own progress through the lower leagues before arriving at Peter Taylor's Hull.

The subject of the sibling's impending clash has attracted much interested,soit was unsurprising when Glenn Hoddle was asked his own opinion.

Hoddle came close to meeting his brother Carl when he was at Chelsea, and they met Carl's Barnet in the FA Cup. But fate played a part and Hoddle missed out on his only chance to meet his brother in a competetive match.

But he knows what he requires, and expects from Corty as he prepares for to go head to head with his younger brother.

'As brothers they've probably had a few clashes in the garden or the living room, so it won't be the first time they've come into confrontation,' said Hoddle.

'It's a strange one, but once the game starts you get on with it as a pro and switch into a winning mode and that's it.'


With two wins out of 2 Wolves seem to be slipping into
that winning mode when they need it most. A seasons first of 3 wins back to back, and fans might even call it a run.















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Date:Friday February 24 2006
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