Coady demands strong finish from Wolves
Conor Coady believes Wolves have paid the price for a "two-year season" but still wants to finish the campaign with a bang, starting at Tottenham on Sunday.
Wolves are 19/4 shots to win their Premier League clash with 8/15 Spurs, the first of three tricky fixtures – they sign off against Everton and Manchester United – as Nuno Espirito Santo's men look like falling short of repeating last season's top-half heroics.
The Midlands side have faded away as the season has gone and, while injuries to key men have been a factor, Coady is adamant the hectic schedule is largely to blame.
We have three games left, three games to build some momentum.Conor Coady
Wolves crammed 11 games into the final two months of the 2019-20 campaign, including their last two Europa League fixtures.
Just 33 days after their quarter-final exit at the hands of eventual champions Sevilla, they were walking out at Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United in the first match of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.
Losing top scorer Raul Jimenez with a fractured skull in November was unquestionably a major setback. However, Coady has no doubt why Wolves have failed to ignite this term but is confident they can finish strongly to set the tone for next season.
"It's been really tough," the Wolves captain told the Express & Star. "It's not been the season we wanted. We wanted to improve and get better but we feel like it's been a two-year season.
"We had the Europa League last year and went quite far in that so we never had much of a break. We have three games left, three games to build some momentum and hopefully we'll improve again."