It was a bittersweet experience for Denes Rosa. He scored the opening goal for Wolverhampton Wanderers - his first for the club - in their 2-0 victory over Cardiff City then limped off with a groin problem.

The injury, though not serious, is likely to keep the Hungary international mid-field player out of the team for the match away to Reading on Saturday.

Glenn Hoddle, the Wolves manager, has lamented the likely loss of Rosa but feels that the player is at last fulfilling his potential - at just the right time.

"It's touch and go whether Denes will be fit for the weekend," Hoddle said. "But thankfully it doesn't look serious so if he does miss the Reading match he will hopefully be okay in another week or so.

"He's done very well recently and the goal against Cardiff will mean his confidence is high."

Darren Anderton (hamstring) is also unlikely to feature at the Madejski Stadium but Mark Kennedy, who has struggled with a foot injury, could be fit.

Seyi Olofinjana is unlikely to figure again this season, having injured his back. The Nigeria international has returned to the club after a month's rest and further scans will reveal the extent of the damage.

"We will know more when Seyi has seen the specialists next week," Hoddle said. "It seems unlikely he would be fit enough to play for the first team again this season."

Hoddle has praised the contribution of Rohan Ricketts and called on the midfielder to be more assertive in front of goal.

Ricketts is not known for his scoring prowess - his most recent goal came against Reading in April 2005 - but that is as much a reflection of his injury-ridden season as his failings inside the 18-yard box.

Still, he returned to the team against Cardiff and performed well, giving credence to the view that he is a prodigious creator.

"Rohan was out for nearly two months and since then he has struggled to regain his form," Hoddle said. "But he did well on Saturday. He's a confidence player and the game will have done him good.

"When he's come off the bench recently he's affected games in a positive way - which is what you want from your subs. If he was a clinical finisher I think he would be playing at the very highest levels. He's a creator of chances. If only could score more himself he would be a very good player indeed."