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Wolves defender Craddock not thinking of retirement

Wolves defender Jody Craddock says retirement is the furthest thing from his mind.

Craddock is set to sign a new deal at Molineux.

"As soon as you get to a certain age you get stereotyped: 'You're too old' or 'You can't run,'" Craddock told the Sunday Mercury. "Maybe in 70 per cent of cases that might be true but I feel I can still keep going.

"It is difficult because when you come to try and extend a contract they are only going to give you a year because you're not 24 and they don't want to keep you for three. They want to keep you for one to see what you can do. But with the age comes experience."

Craddock admits he's been living with his 'veteran' tag for some considerable time already: "It's 30, 32 isn't it?

"Which is a shame because as long as you look after yourself you can keep going.

"But that's the way it goes. 35 has been posted as the retirement age. That's when you can get your pension if you want it. When you get to that age they say you're too old."

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