Some Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been discussing Conor Coady’s 2020/21 so far.
The captain has been a constant for Wolves as usual, but not quite a complete ever-present this term after he had to miss the game with Southampton back in November.
The 27-year-old was unable to feature after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for Covid, and so Nuno – for the first time since taking over a thte club – had to name a team without his skipper.
Coady was also substituted off against West Bromwich Albion – another first under Nuno.
It’s been an interesting season for Coady.
The ex-Huddersfield Town and Liverpool man has had some brilliant outings where he has looked solid – games against Sheffield United on the opening day, Fulham and Leeds United springing to mind.
But on other occasions, especially when the manager has switched up the formation to a back four, he has not looked particularly comfortable, which is probably understandable given he is a defensive midfielder by trade.
His showing against the Baggies was quite alarming, and few could really argue with him being subbed off that day.
Coady has sometimes been criticised for his performances when playing with just one other partner, but there has also been plenty of praise for him when he’s played his usual ‘sweeper’ role.
On social media, some fans have been taking stock of Coady’s season overall, and it seems a section believe that he hasn’t had his best campaign, but are still right behind him:
Allow the hate on coady , Ik that the poster isn’t hating but some people are rating him so low , without him on the field to command and speak we’d be shambles
— Brittain11 (@Brittain112) February 9, 2021
Ugh, mind the knives. 5 is the number, 6 for a couple months amd then 4 for a couple. Below average but not tragic, think he’s been targeted a bit and it’s not going well, especially for the past couple months. I don’t think it’s form.
— Aimless Balls (@btownley) February 9, 2021
I’m not going to rate him as he is our club captain and a brilliant one at that! He tries his best every game and nobody is perfect. Brings far more to that table that he takes away for me
— Goodmeister (@goodmeister) February 9, 2021
10 as a captain and leader performances 7
— Shaun Richards (@nissonshaun) February 9, 2021
5 at best had some decent games some very poor games, his passing is not what it was indicative of how the whole team has been playing
— wayne mckie (@satsomboon) February 9, 2021
He hasn’t been at his best 6/10.
Not helped with formation, he needs to be part of a back five not four.
— Victoria Lawton (@WolfyTor74) February 10, 2021
5, great captain and leader but performances have been shaky and he hasnt looked himself in a back 4
— Stig4881 (@stig4881) February 10, 2021