Express & Star

Wolves fans thanked by Conor Coady for making Armenia trip

There will be around 30,000 Wolves fans at Molineux for tonight’s Europa League second leg against Pyunik.


Precisely 0.16 per cent of that number made the 6,000-mile round trip to Armenia a week ago, with a cost of the best part of £1,000 at just a week’s notice understandably putting most supporters off.

Now the 48 have been rewarded for their loyalty with a personalised letter from captain Conor Coady, who in a move instigated by the skipper himself has thanked them for making the long trip.

Coady penned the letter on behalf of all the players and staff at the club.

Their number included Steve Bishop, who as the Express & Star reported yesterday was delayed in Moscow on his way to Armenia and only managed to get to the ground in time to watch the last 18 minutes.

Speaking at yesterday’s pre-match press conference, Nuno Espirito Santo said of Steve’s plight: “I’m sorry for him but at least he saw something!

“The last 18 minutes were good and he was able to celebrate in the end, good for him.”

In managing to at least watch some of the action, Steve managed to keep his long-standing record going of attending every single Wolves game since 1976.

Meanwhile, Nuno has spoken of his delight at Real Madrid loanee Jesus Vallejo joining the club.

Centre-half Vallejo could make his debut tonight if the boss rings the changes with his team already 4-0 up.

He said of his pursuit of the Spain Under-21 captain, who is on loan at Molineux for the season: “We tried to get as much information as we could. At the same time trying to be discreet! Which is not easy.

“Regarding his characteristics as a footballer, we know him. We did a lot of observation.

“Then we try to have information on his character and we’re delighted he has joined us – he’s a fantastic boy.”