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Hodge Assisting With Coaching


10:16 8th July 2014

Former England man at Compton

Wolves have brought in Steve Hodge in a temporary coaching capacity to assist during pre-season.

With interviews continuing for new additions to the staff at Under-21 and Under 18 levels, former England international Hodge has been brought in to work with the players currently not training with the senior squad.

Hodge, who has completed his UEFA 'A' license, spent last season coaching Notts County’s development squad which included a cup game against Wolves, says those players have responded well as they aim to keep themselves fit ahead of their next challenge.

“The final interviews are going on this week with Kevin Thelwell and Gareth Prosser,” said Jackett.

“Steve has come in on a part-time basis.

“It’s a difficult role but the players are here to get fit for pre-season and he said they’ve been fine and he’s enjoyed it.

“He’s said he’s had a good response to the work and they’ve worked hard.

“He has very good experience from his playing days and has recently been coaching and doing very well with Notts County in the Under-21s league.

“I watched their side once or twice and I thought he coached them very well and was quite impressive.

“He took a reserve side or Under-21s against us and I remember talking to him before that game and the first-team matches we played against them, including the cup.”

“The young keepers (Jon Flatt and Scott Dutton) have trained with that group every day to make it more of a constructive session.

“Having two keepers does give you options to have one-versus-ones, two-versus-twos or three-versus-threes where you are specifying fitness work.”



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