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Wolves boss McCarthy: I just love Jody Craddock

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is a big fan of his defender Jody Craddock - both as a footballer and as an artist.

Craddock, 34, marked last year's promotion with a painting and McCarthy would not be surprised if the player does it again - if and when Wolves are safe.

A win against Blackburn today would cement survival and McCarthy admitted: "If Jody paints another one this year I hope he puts himself in the centre of it.

"I guess Jody Craddock has become a bit of a cult hero. He's such a lovely person.

"He is a right rough, tough centre-half that kicks it, heads it and does his job without dressing it up as anything else - and I love him for that.

"He has that warrior-like exterior but there's a gentler fellow off the pitch.

"I know he didn't think he would play 30-odd games and have the chance of captaining us and staying in this league."

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