Simon Osborn talks about Wolves’ Premier League survival chances

1 04 2010

Simon Osborn playing for Cray Wanderers.

Simon Osborn left Wolves nearly ten years ago but still follows the fortunes of the club and believes the club has had a terrific season.

The midfielder now plays for Cray Wanderers in the Isthmian League Premier Division after signing a new deal with the Kent club earlier this month. However, on weekdays he runs a air conditioning company with his brother. He has taken note of Wolves this season and thinks the players have done the fans proud.

He said: “It’s a great achievement for any promoted club to finish fourth bottom. Wolves are doing even better than that. Lots of clubs go up and spend loads of money and go for broke but Wolves have done it gradually.

“I’ve seen them on TV this season and they look like a team with a great spirit.”  

The midfielder spent five happy years at Molineux before moving elsewhere. Spells at Tranmere, Port Vale and Gillingham preceded coaching work at Walsall when the now Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson had a spell in charge.Following a stint at Walsall and a solitary appearance for Hereford, Osborn retreated to his native south to link up with Bromley to take up a management role and after spending a small amount of time with the Kent club, Osborn went to Croydon Athletic. More coaching work ensued before moving to his current club Cray Wanderers.

Osborn still follows Wolves’ fortunes and went to White Hart Lane earlier this season to see Wolves’ famous 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

He said: “I went to the Spurs game earlier this season and Wolves were great. I know Matt Jarvis from when I had a spell at Gillingham and he is starting to cause defences problems. He has really picked up since Christmas and people like him and Kevin Doyle give the team real energy.”It has been a terrific season for Wolves and with the run they’re on at the moment I think they will stay up.”

“Karl Henry has been a steady player all season. I don’t think you can pick out anyone in particular because they all work hard for the manager. From the outside you can tell they’ve all got a very good spirit amongst them.”