Wolves can confirm that any end-of-season promotion celebrations will be tied in with Jody Craddock’s testimonial, taking place at Molineux on Monday, May 5th (2pm).
Wolves clinched promotion from Sky Bet League One thanks to Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Crewe, but, with four games remaining, are now aiming to complete a successful season by winning the title.
With Head Coach Kenny Jackett and his staff and players in attendance at Jody’s testimonial, it has been decided that any post-season celebrations on top of the normal formalities at the final fixture against Carlisle will take place on that day.
And that will offer Wolves supporters the opportunity to return to Molineux on Bank Holiday Monday and enjoy the biggest gathering of Wolves players past and present for many years.
“First of all while we are all delighted that the club has achieved promotion back to the Championship, the hard work is still going on to try and clinch the league title over the remaining four games,” said CEO Jez Moxey.
“But fans are already asking what may happen in terms of any celebrations at the end of the season.
“As things stand the players will carry out a lap of appreciation in the final home game with Carlisle, to thank fans for all their excellent support during the season.
“We then have Jody Craddock’s testimonial at Molineux on Bank Holiday Monday, which offers a good opportunity for all of the current players and coaching staff to be in attendance and again show their appreciation for the backing received this season.
“Kenny and the staff and players are keen to show their support for Jody and honour his excellent career and I think it will be a fitting way for supporters to enjoy a celebration of Wolves past and present if they wish to attend.”
The game is between a Wolves XI and Sunderland XI, with many fans from Wearside already planning to make the trip to pay tribute to the defender who remains extremely popular with both sets of supporters.
Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor are set to return to manage the Wolves XI which will not only feature Jody but – club commitments permitting – other former Molineux Men such as Matt Jarvis, Michael Kightly, Chris Iwelumo and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
The Sunderland XI will see the reuniting of their legendary Niall Quinn/Kevin Phillips strike partnership, while players such as Alex Rae, Gary Breen, Paul Butler and Micky Gray will have a choice of which club to represent! Click here for more details.
A number of special guests are also expected to play some cameo roles, with Wolves' Speedway's World Champion Tai Woffinden confirming his attendance.
Tickets for the testimonial are now available, ONLINE ONLY, priced at £10 for adults, £5 for concessions (over 65s, under 16s) or £20 for a family ticket of two adults and two children. Click here to purchase. Print at home available to avoid booking fees.
The Billy Wright and Stan Cullis Stands will be open with the lower tier of the Billy Wright Stand designated purely for the family tickets or adults purchased with a concession.
It is hoped the family day will provide a fitting way to mark both Jody’s career with both clubs and Wolves’ promotion, with a proportion of proceeds going to his nominated charity – Birmingham Children’s Hospital.