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Edwards: Coady most important player at Wolves over last 30 years

Former Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards has paid tribute to club captain Conor Coady.

Coady recently reached 300 games for Wolves.

And Edwards, who played over 280 matches for the club, told the Wolves website: “When he first turned up, I was thinking, 'Not another midfielder!' I'd played against 'Coads' a few times when he was at Sheffield United and Huddersfield, and everyone had always talked so highly of him as a person and how much of a good guy he is.

“He's one of those lads that when you first meet them, he puts you at ease straight away. He's so positive and happy, and after a day in his company, you feel like you've been his mate for 20 years – he's that sort of character.

“When Fosun took over the club, whenever Coads was on the bench or in the team – playing defensive-midfield, centre-midfield, right back, right midfield – nothing would ever change. He would never sulk and if he was on the bench, before the game he'd still be the main person in the dressing room, rallying everyone.

“I think that's why, when Nuno came in and he was looking around the squad, he saw Coads as someone who everyone respected and wanted to put him at the centre of the football club, because he's someone you can build the club around. He's such an asset to Wolves, on and off the pitch.

“In terms of someone who has had as much of an impact on a whole football club, I can't think of anyone. In my lifetime, he's the most influential person to have pulled on a Wolves shirt. What he's done for the club and for the city, he's at the pinnacle of his career, and he's probably the most important player to have pulled on a Wolves shirt in the last 20 to 30 years."

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