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England great Hoddle hails passing game of Wolves captain Coady

Former Wolves boss Glenn Hoddle admits he's a big fan of Conor Coady.

The Wolves captain is now part of Gareth Southgate's England set up and is pushing for a place in next summer's Euros squad. Coady was forced out of this week's internationals due to coronavirus regulations. He missed Sunday's Nations League qualifying defeat to Belgium after being told he had come into contact with somebody who had tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the training camp.

Coady returned two negative tests as part of the FA and UEFA's protocol but, in line with UK Government guidelines, was forced to self-isolate.

Despite the setback, Hoddle is confident Coady has plenty to offer England - particularly with his passing ability. Indeed, the former England star rates Coady, despite his centre-half status, among the best passers currently performing in the Premier League.

Speaking on his podcast, 'The Glenn Hoddle Footy Show', Hoddle stated: "I love watching those great passes now. I'm waiting for that beautiful pass.

"I quite like watching Coady. I think he hits some great passes from that sweeper position. If you watch his passing, he's in the England squad and has gone up a level, he's a good defender and I'll tell you, he uses the ball really well. He cuts across the ball really well.

"It's like a golfer who can fade or draw the ball."

Regarded as one of England's greatest ever passing midfielders, Hoddle had two years in charge of Wolves between 2004-2006.


Listen to Glenn Hoddle every week on 'The Glenn Hoddle Footy Show'.

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