Max Kilman has lavished praise on Conor Coady for the influence he has had on him and everyone at the club.

Kilman has enjoyed a great start to the 2021/22 season, and has played in every game so far under Bruno Lage.

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Max Kilman (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Last term, he was in and out of the team under Nuno Espirito Santo.

There was a point towards the end of 2020/21 where Nuno was using Leander Dendoncker in defence.

That led to a bit of speculation that he could potentially depart the club this summer.

Sheffield United were linked with him earlier this summer.

But Kilman looks reborn at the moment, and the centre-half has complimented Coady.

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He said: “Ever since I came in from training with the under-23s, he’s always helped me in the sense that if there’s something he thinks I can improve on, he’s always giving me advice and telling me what I can do better.

“As a young player, that is what you want to hear, especially from such a big player like him.


“With everything he gives for the club, not just on the pitch, but what he does off the pitch, he’s a top player, he’s a fantastic role model and we couldn’t ask for a better leader.”

Coady must be a joy to work with

Kilman is the umpteenth player to speak highly about Coady.

It is clear how influential he is at Molineux and Compton Park, both on and off the pitch.

The £2 million man (BBC Sport) may not be a top Premier League centre-half but his leadership is invaluable, and he – more often than not – does do a good job in that specific sweeper role in the middle of back three.

And he’s clearly done a lot for Kilman, who is now looking like a really promising player indeed.

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There was some talk about him possibly leaving Molineux this summer and perhaps reuniting with Nuno Espirito Santo.

Coady’s departure from Wolves, whenever that comes, will surely be much bigger than some people realise.

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