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Wolves defender Conor Coady grateful to Carrager for support

Wolves defender Conor Coady has been thankful for Jamie Carragher's support following his England debut.

Carragher revealed he spoke with Coady - who he guided as a youngster at Liverpool - before the defender made his first England appearance against Denmark on Tuesday.

"I will be honest with you it is fantastic, he has been brilliant with me since I was young boy at Liverpool coming through," Coady replied when asked about Carragher's support, via the Express & Star.

"He has been absolutely fantastic and ever since I left Liverpool he has dropped me the odd text, we've done a little bit on Sky Sports as well.

"He is a massive influence for me, he really is, because he is someone I looked up to as a kid to see how he defended and I learnt a lot off him.

"I watched a lot of him as a centre-half, how he organised, how he did things and whenever he says good things about me, it is an incredible feeling because what a player he was and he was someone I looked up to massively as a kid so it is fantastic."

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