Wolves skipper Craddock almost signed with Perth Glory

Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Jody Craddock says he was close to signing with Perth Glory earlier this year.

Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Jody Craddock says he was close to signing with Perth Glory earlier this year.

The 33-year old defender was pursued by the A-League club but decided to stay in the West Midlands to eventually regain his place in the Wolves starting line-up in the Championship-winning season.

“I spoke to Dave (Glory coach Dave Mitchell). It just wasn't the right time and thankfully I didn't agree because I got another contract at the Wolves," Craddock said.

"It was a massive decision I had to make, whether to make that step or not, to come to Australia.

"At the time I was being asked the question, it was when I wasn't in the team and I got back in the team and trained the place down and managed to lift the cup at the end of the season, which was fantastic for me.

"So I got my reward, which was another contract which I'm happy with."

Craddock’s decision proved to be a good one as the Wolves won their way back into the English Premier League for the 2009/10 season.

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