Wolves legend Steve Bull has paid tribute to club captain Conor Coady following his return to training.
Coady linked up with the squad in Marbella this week after an extended break following Euro 2020.
Bull told the Express and Star how highly he rates Coady. He thinks he’ll adjust to Bruno Lage’s style perfectly.
Nuno Espirito Santo preferred a more structured, disciplined style but Lage has been brought in to oversee a more expansive gameplan.
“Captain Conor Coady returned on Monday, too, with his usual big smile,” said Bull.
“He’s a born leader and a team leader, not just an individual who thinks he’s the best thing since sliced bread. He looks after the whole team. I think he’ll adapt to Lage’s style and will fit in nicely.
“Modern players can adapt much better and are happy to play wherever they are needed, and Conor is one of them. You can put him anywhere and he’ll give you 100 per cent.
“He’s the kind of lad you want at the ground all the time, not just on the pitch, but around the ground giving everyone a lift.”
Coady will expect to play some part against Stoke this afternoon. If he doesn’t, he’ll surely be involved at Coventry tomorrow.
The relationship between Coady and Lage will be important this season as the new man tries to introduce his ideas.
Coady is a model professional, a natural leader and a great communicator. He’ll be vital in terms of bring Lage’s lieutenant on the pitch this season.
After an extended break, he’ll be raring to go ahead of the new season.
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