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Conor Coady; Wolves are refreshed and eager to improve

Conor Coady says Wolves are relishing a week on the training pitch after a ‘needed’ weekend off.

Conor Coady (left) and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino battle for the ball
Conor Coady (left) and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino battle for the ball

Wolves returned to training this afternoon for the first time since their 2-1 Thursday night Premier League defeat to Liverpool.

It was Wolves’ 40th game of the season and Coady’s 38th of the term.

But after a three-day rest the Liverpudlian is keen to get back on the turf at Compton Park and learn from boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

He said: “It is huge (to have time on the training pitch).

“It is huge to us to be around our manager on a daily basis, to improve.

“That is what we, as footballers, relish and we try to do that every single day at this football club.

“Try to improve as much as we can to move forward.

“The best time to do it is on the training pitch, to listen to his ideas and move on.

“We are looking forward to it.”

Wolves had time off due to their FA Cup exit and Coady spent the weekend with his family, while some of Wolves’ international crop jetted back home.

And Coady’s focus is now Saturday’s trip to Manchester United, and improving.

He said: “We got a couple of days with our families, which was needed.

“We took our time off football for a bit, spent it with the kids and our wives.

“Some of the boys had a little jaunt home and things, and will be ready to go this week.

“We need to improve on what we did on Thursday night, we are always looking to do that.

“Then we have a massive game at Manchester United.”

Seventh-placed Wolves are level on points with United ahead of their trip to Old Trafford.

And Coady says the disappointment behind their late defeat to league leaders Liverpool on Thursday, shows how far this Wolves crop have come.

He said: “We are massively disappointed.

“I think it probably goes to show how far we have come.

“We played a team that is probably going to win the league and we are massively disappointed not to have come away with something.

“We really believed.We scored a fantastic goal – a brilliant cross from Adama and when Raul is in those positions he is going to score.

“He’s an incredible player.

“We felt we could go on and win it.

“But if you give a player like (Roberto) Firmino time in the box like that he will score.

“It was massively disappointing.”

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