Jody Craddock signs new deal

3 06 2010

Craddock won the fans' player of the year award last season.

Jody Craddock has signed a one-year contract extension.

The 34-year-old told Wolves’ official website: “A couple of years ago I thought I might be dropping down the leagues but I’m still at Wolves and we’re still in the Premier League.

“It’s brilliant to get the contract sorted, I couldn’t have asked for anything better for my career.”

Mick McCarthy told Wolves’ official website: “He’s one of those defenders that does exactly what it says on the tin, but above all he’s a top professional in the way he handles himself on and off the pitch.

“He will know – as we all do – that there is probably an even bigger challenge ahead in the Premier League next season.”

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Sam Vokes signs three-year contract

19 05 2010

Vokes spent some of last season on loan at Leeds United.

Striker Sam Vokes has signed a new three-year contract.

The 20-year-old had two years left on his old deal but is now signed to the club until 2013.

Vokes told Wolves’ official website: “It’s a great boost for me to have an extra year on my contract and the club staying in the Premier League has just added to it.”

“It’s nice security to come back next season and know I’ve got three years left on my deal. Hopefully if I get a chance next season I’ll take it.

 

“Adding an extra year to the deal just gives me that confidence and I know I’ve got time to try and work on the things I need to make an impact.”





Craddock offered new contract

18 03 2010

Craddock has made over 200 appearances for Wolves

Jody Craddock has been offered a new deal to stay at Wolves for a seventh season.

Wolves signed the 34-year-old defender for £1.75million from Sunderland when they were promoted to the Premier League in 2003.

McCarthy revealed the offer in his pre-match press conference today.

He said: “I’ll tell you how highly I rate him – we’ve offered him a new deal already and we want him to sign.

“That’s irrespective of where we are. I put him my hand up in getting it wrong about him in that I sent him on loan to Stoke.

“But at the time, I don’t think he was playing well enough. He came back, got in the side and has been in the side virtually ever since.”

My verdict: If Wolves do stay up we can’t play Craddock next season. Although he may come in for the odd game, we need someone stronger with more pace if we are to have a comfortable campaign next year.