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Coady delighted to have Traore at Wolves

7th March 2019, 15:27 by James Mason

Wolves skipper Conor Coady says Adama Traore is a real handful for opponents and he is glad the winger is on his side.

Traore arrived at Molineux from Middlesbrough last summer for a fee believed to be around £18million and has made a decent impact, making 23 Premier League appearances and scoring one goal.

The 23-year-old's end product has often been questioned this season but there is no denying the blistering pace he possesses, with opposition defences finding it difficult to live with the Spanish winger.

Nuno Espirito Santo handed Traore his first start of 2019 in the 2-0 win over Cardiff last weekend and Coady, who has been an integral part of the team this term, lavished praise on his team-mate.

"He's a hard-working lad," he told the Express and Star. "He's brilliant to have around, a bubbly lad in the changing room. You know what you're going to get from him and he wants to get better and improve himself, like the majority of players in our changing room.

"He's horrible to face in training – I'm glad I don't have to play against him anymore! He's absolutely horrible: he runs through you, he runs around you. I can't imagine what it's like for the opposition team, especially when he's playing like he did on Saturday.

"Adama is ridiculous in terms of getting us up the pitch – he brings so much to this team."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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