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.