Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady should be on the plane for England when they go to the European Championships this summer.
That is the verdict of former Molineux full-back Andy Thompson, who has claimed the 28-year-old ‘deserves’ to be in there.
It has not been the best of seasons for Coady, although very few Wolves players have actually stood out in 2020/21.
There have been a few solid showings but generally, there have also been some iffy displays, especially when operating in a back four.
Despite a mixed bag, Coady remains vital for Wolves for the leadership that he brings, and Thompson is in no doubt that he should be going to the Euros.
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He said (Express & Star): “He’s done himself no harm when he’s played. He’s been consistent. He’s taken his performances with Wolves into his international career.
“So, you’ve got your fingers crossed for him, hoping that he can establish his place in the squad for the Euros.
“He’s there on merit. He deserves to be in there, and there’s no reason why he can’t go to the Euros along with everybody else.”
Coady needs strong international break
At the moment, it is not nailed on that Coady will get a seat on the plane this summer.
Southgate is clearly a big fan of the star’s character.
But one gets the feeling that Coady needs a good international break if he is to get picked for this summer’s finals.
Crucially, he still needs to prove that he can operate comfortably in a back four as that’s the system Southgate is expected to deploy.