Wolves fans react after Rio Ferdinand suggests Coady was lucky to get England call-up
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Wolves fans react after Rio Ferdinand suggests Coady was lucky to get England call-up

Some Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters have been reacting to comments made by Rio Ferdinand that suggested Conor Coady was perhaps a little fortunate to get called up for England.

Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania, and Poland.

Coady was selected, and there were also call-ups for Eric Dier, John Stones, Tyrone Mings and Harry Maguire.

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The decision has not sat totally right with ex-Three Lions central defender Ferdinand.

He said yesterday on BT Sport (via Daily Mail): “I was a bit baffled with the selection of defenders.

“You look at Dier, he’s not a regular at his team, you think how has he actually snuck in there? Coady hasn’t had the best of seasons. 

“Godfrey has come in, hit the ground running, and he’s been immense, played in multiple positions at the back. A young player, you think going to a tournament to get experience – I did that, the experience I got was phenomenal.”

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Godfrey has certainly caught the eye for the Toffees this season and can perhaps count himself a little unfortunate, as can his teammate Michael Keane.

On social media, some Wolves fans actually found themselves agreeing with Ferdinand’s suggestion.

Coady arguably hasn’t quite reached the same level this term as he did in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns, and some fans concede the 28-year-old might have been slightly fortuitous: