Conor Coady has spoken in glowing terms about Wolves’ main man Raul Jimenez after the Mexican scored his 50th goal in old gold.

The former Benfica man’s deft dink over Jordan Pickford in the 2-1 win over Everton brought up his half century for Wolves.

His goal against the Toffees was his second of the season and his first at Molineux since returning to the side from his head injury.

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After failing to register a goal or an assist in his opening five Premier League matches of the season, the 30-year-old has two goals and two assists from his last five, to highlight his ever growing return back to his best form.

Coady appreciates Jimenez quality

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With 50 goals and 20 assists from 120 Wolves games, the Mexican international is averaging a goal contribution in every other game since making the move to English football.

Club captain Coady will be hoping Wolves’ number nine’s goal can fire us back into Europe and he was under no illusion the quality the club possesses in having Jimenez leading the line.


Speaking via the club’s official website, Coady said: “We know what Raul brings, he’s outstanding. We know what he does, he’s a world class striker and he’s a pleasure to have at this club.”

The England international was expecting to see Jimenez go around his international team mate Pickford when the chance presented itself on Monday night, but one thing he didn’t doubt was Wolves’ talisman’s finishing credentials.

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Coady added: “Scoring 50 goals is amazing. I thought he was going to take it round the keeper and then, all of a sudden, he dinked it over him.

“It’s a world class finish from a world class player. We’re very happy to have a player like him at this football club, but it’s not only his goals, but what he offers us with his all-round play is absolutely fantastic.”

Coady will be hoping Jimenez makes it back-to-back goals in a Wolves shirt for the first time since last October when Bruno Lage’s side travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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