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Europa excites Wolves skipper Conor Coady

Conor Coady says tiredness isn’t an issue for Wolves as they prepare for an ‘exciting’ week ahead.

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Nuno Espirito Santo’s team are back in action on Thursday when they face Armenia side Pyunik in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier.

Then next Monday they host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United at Molineux, the first of five games in 14 days.

“We’ve got a European tie on Thursday, Man United on Monday, what more do you want for a football club?” skipper Coady said.

“We’re excited by it and we’ll make sure we’re for it.

“Tiredness wasn’t an issue at Leicester at all. We couldn’t wait for the Premier League, we’ve been building up to that for many weeks now, we knew coming back from Armenia we had to recover quickly and we did, you saw on Sunday we were ready for a good game.

“There’d be a problem if we weren’t fit and sharp – we’ve been in for that long!

“We’ve been in for a good few weeks now. We’ve prepared right, we’ve done it all right, we’ve used the Europa League games as preparation as well for the Premier League.”

Wolves have already sold 24,000 tickets for the Pyunik game, with tickets going on general sale yesterday.

Nuno’s team won the first leg 4-0 in Armenia last week and the Wolves boss is likely to make changes to his first XI, with new boys Patrick Cutrone, Jesus Vallejo, Pedro Neto and Bruno Jordao all looking for their first starts for the club.

Meanwhile, Wolves Under-23s will take on PSG, Atletico Bilbao and Liverpool in the Premier League International Cup.

All top-level under-23 clubs play in the competition, with all matches taking place in England. The PSG clash will be at Molineux on November 20.