Conor Coady happy to have ‘best fans in the league’ back
Coady acknowledges the travelling Wolves fans after the draw with Stoke City. (Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Wolves skipper Conor Coady has praised the Wanderers fans and called them “the best in the league” after over 2,000 attended the 1-1 draw with Stoke City.

The fixture at the Bet365 Stadium was the first game that Wolves fans have been able to attend an away game since March 2019 and the first time they got to see Bruno Lage as the new Head Coach.

Coady, who returned from holiday on Monday after making it to the European Championship final with England, has hailed the Wolves fans and their importance.

“I’ve mentioned plenty of times about our supporters, I think they’re the best in the league, I’ll be totally honest with you.

“We missed them more than anything last season, well the last couple of seasons that they’ve not been there.

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”So to have them back today, 2,000 singing, pushing us on, we’ve missed them more than anything. 

“Obviously it’s amazing every time we step foot in front of our supporters because they give us an extra 10%, the way they sing, the way they shout, the way they help us.

“Honestly we can’t wait to get back to Molineux and feel that again. But today with fans was fantastic and we’ve missed them so much to have them back is brilliant.”

Returning from holiday

Coady slotted straight into Lage’s starting 11 against Stoke, alongside Romain Saiss and new signing Yerson Mosquera in a back three.

The 28-year-old played the full 90 minutes in Staffordshire and when asked how he felt about returning, Coady said: “Incredible. I was so excited to get back.

“I was made up coming back on Monday, just to see all the boys. It might sound a bit soppy, but you miss them when you’re away.

“You spend most of your time with them. I spend more time with the boys than I do with my wife and kids.

“I missed them and it’s great to see everybody again. It’s been a great week and one where we’ve worked very hard.”

Wolves face Coventry City tomorrow afternoon before concluding their pre-season with a home game with Celta Vigo.