Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Luke Matheson is the latest player to lavish praise on skipper Conor Coady.
The full-back has participated in the ongoing ‘One to Eleven’ feature on the club’s official website.
Matheson answered a string of questions, in order to give fans an insight into his life and mindset.
One of the questions asked who he would like to emulate in terms of play style.
Matheson replied: “You can take different qualities from every player. People like Conor Coady and his leadership, because he’s just constantly talking to you and getting to be around people like him, and then you’ve got the playing qualities from others. You want to be like all of them and it’s hard to pick out one person who you want to be like, because I just want to be me.”
Coady is also the player Matheson looks up to the most.
“Just the way he leads the team is great to watch, especially with the lack of crowds this season, you can just hear his voice over everyone else’s, screaming across the pitch and telling everyone what to do,” he added.
“Being a leader on and off the pitch is something I really admire.”
Matheson joined Wolves from Rochdale in 2018.
Upon joining the club, then-sporting director Kevin Thelwell backed him to develop into a ‘top talent‘.
He has been working hard within the youth setup, and is awaiting his chance for the first-team.
That said, it could still be some way off, and the vibrant starlet says he is open to going out on loan.
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Matheson is not the first young Wolves player to shower compliments on Coady, and he won’t be the last.
It is clear how much influence he has at the football club.
It is brilliant to see everyone, especially the young players, speak so highly of him.
Maybe he is not an absolutely top-level defender, but his leadership qualities are second to none, and he’ll be a colossal miss when the time eventually comes for him to depart.