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Wolves captain Coady: Raul epitomises bravery, courage and character

Wolves captain Conor Coady has hailed the impact of Raul Jimenez.

The 30-year-old fractured his skull 10 months ago and only returned to the field this season, netting his first goal since his comeback in the 1-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.

Coady said: "Incredible. The bravery, courage and character he's shown to come back.

"We believe in Raul every single day. He's an incredible footballer and it's a pleasure to work with him every single day because of what he brings – his attitude.

"He brings that to training. How to work, how to get better and how to make us all better as a club.

"We can all come together and say we're so, so proud of him, but that is like Raul all over again. What a goal it was and it deserved to win any game."

Jimenez raced to the away end after his goal and celebrated emphatically, showing a mixture of relief and delight after finding the net.

And Coady believes it will be a boost for his confidence going forward.

He added: "Without a doubt, scoring a goal makes you feel on top of the world. It makes us feel on top of the world!

"We're a very close-knit group and have all been through what he's been through with him for the last 10 months.

"It's a massive moment for him and for all of us. We're proud to work with him and the journey he's been on to get to this point.

"But what a goal it was, it was absolutely incredible. It's something Raul has brought to Wolverhampton Wanderers over these years."


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