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Wolves defender Craddock: I was not good enough for YTS

Wolves hero Jody Craddock has revealed how he was rejected as a junior.

Craddock didn't enter the game until he was 18, but now is set to make appearance No500 against Stoke City.

"When I first started, I couldn't really pass a ball and there were a lot of better players than me," he told the Express & Star.

"I wasn't good enough for a YTS so I carried on at school and did my A levels.

"So I didn't start until I was 18, and Cambridge gave me a year's contract.

"I didn't think I was good enough so I took a course in sports and nutrition through a grant from the PFA in case it all fell apart.

"I was staying in digs and I loved playing football so every day I used to just practice on my own kicking a ball against a wall to improve my kicking and control and I used to spend hours doing weights every day."



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