Wolves boss Terry Connor faces a double selection dilemma but will not shy away from making more difficult decisions in Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash at Fulham.
Connor, who has replaced the sacked Mick McCarthy for the remainder of the season, has already shown his mettle by dropping skipper and central defender Roger Johnson last weekend.
Now Connor has leading scorer Steven Fletcher and on-loan Tottenham central defender Sebastien Bassong back available after missing the 2-2 draw at Newcastle last weekend through illness and injury.
Fletcher's replacement, Kevin Doyle, impressed and scored his side's equaliser in a 4-5-1 formation while there was a solid look about the new centre-back pairing of Christophe Berra and Richard Stearman.
Connor said: "It's not easy but they are battling for their positions in the team. With Roger, I just felt with the team losing 5-1 at home the previous game, you have to make some changes.
"We had a lot of thinking to do and it was just my feeling that it would be good to shake it up.
"With Steven Fletcher, he wasn't fully fit to play last week so I'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
"But, if it's a difficult decision, I'll make it, and any others. Some decisions are difficult but it will be given all the due attention.
"I'll seek whatever advice I need to seek and ultimately I'll make a decision I feel I'm comfortable with. But it's nice to have competition for places."
Connor accepts Wolves are currently in a five-horse race for survival but is looking to drag other teams into the relegation scrap.
He said: "You would have to say it is three from five as things stand but that might change in the next three or four games.
"Someone might string two or three wins together and pull well clear or someone might go on a poor run. In four games' time, we might be talking bottom seven."
Wolves will be looking to stretch their unbeaten away record to seven games at Craven Cottage.
Connor said: "We've done okay away from home and we brought that up at half-time at Newcastle, about keeping the run going.
"It meant we could go out for the second half with some belief we could still get something from the game."
Connor is also realistic enough to know his honeymoon period could end quickly with a couple of poor results, but his experience in the game will prepare him for that scenario.
He said: "I'm ready for that. I've seen it, I've watched it. It's not nice but I've learned and am ready for all those things.
"My wife knows of all the good days but also the dark days we've had together like when I had to retire from playing through injury and didn't have a job to go to.
"At that stage the twins were just eight weeks old and those days were tough so they're just delighted that this opportunity has arisen. They know how hard it's been in the past."