It’s fair to say Wolves captain Conor Coady has not been at his very best in the opening weeks of the season.

He has come in for some criticism and he has now responded to it in an interview with the Express and Star.

The England international has admitted it’s hard to block out the negativity at times.

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But Coady helped marshal the Wolves defence to a clean sheet at Southampton on Sunday and earned himself a place in Tony Cascarino’s team of the week as well.

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“I’ll be honest with you, it’s hard not to [notice the criticism] at times. That’s me being brutally honest,” he said.

“We’re all football people and football fans at the end of the day, first and foremost.

 

“We want what is best for this football club and there’s only us on the pitch that can make that happen.

“[Last week was] a tough week. We’re trying to improve every day and we are improving.”

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Coady tried to take the responsibility on in the EFL Cup last week, but missed the crucial penalty in the shootout defeat to Tottenham.

His positivity is relentless though, and Coady will keep believing in himself and keep on helping his teammates through the tough times.

Sunday’s clean sheet was an ideal response to the critics and Coady will hope to kick on from there.

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