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Conor Coady wants to kick on with Wolves

Midfielder Conor Coady has backed himself – and his Wolves team-mates – to keep on improving after their second successive win.


He was Man of the Match against Newport County on Tuesday night, following on from his promising debut at Blackburn on the opening day last weekend.

Coady has hit the ground running, but stressed the need for the team to keep their feet on the ground and continue to make improvements, with the games now set to come thick and fast.

He said: "It helps to play in a team like this, it helps to perform with players who are very, very talented. I'm loving every single minute of being here and hopefully I continue performing quite well.

"I'm pleased with my form – that's what you want as a young lad, to keep on improving and keep on learning off the gaffer and the staff and all the lads.

"It's about the team winning and the team progressing – we need to keep developing together and learn off each other and keep on winning."

Coady was the second transfer arrival of the summer, after Jed Wallace moved from Portsmouth.

Since then Kenny Jackett has added loan signings Sheyi Ojo, Adam Le Fondre and Emiliano Martinez. And Coady was pleased to see the new boys arrive.

He said: "It's been a massive boost to the squad. It's always nice to see new faces come in and talented boys, too.

Conor Coady signed for Wolves
Conor Coady signed for Wolves

"You see Alfie (Le Fondre), his movement is fantastic and I know Sheyi from Liverpool, I knew what type of player he was and Emi in goal, he's a fantastic keeper.

"Those three faces don't half freshen the place up and I think as you've seen they're putting in some great performances as well."

Coady reckons former Liverpool team-mate Ojo will be a player to get the fans on their feet this season.

The 22-year-old added: "He's very direct, he gets the ball and he runs. You saw the run in the first half (against Newport) when he won a free-kick just outside the box – that's what he brings to the team.

"He's a confident lad and I think when a young lad is coming into a professional game if you lose the ball you can be shy to get on it again, but he's certainly not like that.

"He'll go and get the ball and try again. He's going to be a fantastic player for the club."

Wolves face Hull City on Sunday and then Queens Park Rangers the following Wednesday, on the back of two 2-1 victories, with Coady calling for the players to keep the winning run going.

He said: "We're getting on a bit of a roll. We need to keep out feet on the ground, the gaffer keeps on mentioning he wants to build that winning mentality at the club.

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"Because of the type of club we're at he demands that, the club demand that and the supporters demand that, so it's something we want to keep working on."

Sunday's visit of Steve Bruce's Hull is all-ticket. Neither home nor away supporters will be able to pay at the turnstiles and all tickets must be purchased in advance, with the game kicking off at 12pm.

Wolves will discover their opponents in the second round of the Capital One Cup when the draw takes place at around 9.45pm tonight, following the Yorkshire derby between Doncaster Rovers and Leeds.

The game will be played in between Wolves' trip to Cardiff (August 22) and their home fixture against Charlton (August 29).

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