We Had To Bounce Back

Conor Coady says he was delighted with Wolves’ reaction to Saturday’s defeat to Queens Park Rangers as they beat Norwich City 2-0 at Carrow Road on Tuesday evening to return to the top of the Sky Bet Championship.

Goals from Willy Boly and Leo Bonatini saw Wolves win by two goals to nil in a game which could have easily won by a wider margin.


Speaking after the game, Coady felt it was important to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat.


He said, “It was needed, the performance - we were saying before the game how much we needed to bounce back from Saturday. 


“On Saturday we really weren’t good enough from our point of view and the Gaffer told us that, he wasn’t happy and neither were any of the boys. 


“It was a game where we had to bounce back and I thought the lads were incredible, the way they players and the way they performed, the way they controlled the game - it could have been more really but we’re really happy. 


“We’ve shown in a number of games this season that we’ve been able to control games - Villa, Derby etc. 


“We’ve said that we need to get better at it but at the minute we’re doing o-k at controlling games. 


“It’s something that we want to do, when we play that’s how we want to go about it. 


“The boys got them into some fanatic situations - the start of the second half was probably as good as I’ve seen us to be honest. 


“We were on the front foot, we were attacking, we were being direct with our runs and like I said, it could have been more. 


“2-0 is a good scoreline coming away to a tough place like Norwich. To get a good result like that is brilliant.”


Ahead of Tuesday’s fixture, Nuno Espirito Santo made three changes - Romain Saiss, who was suspended, was replaced by Afred N’Diaye, while Ryan Bennett and Willy Boly came in to to side to replace Danny Batth and Roderick Miranda.


Coady, who was the Wolves captain on the night, says that the players coming into the side have proven the depth that the squad has this season.


“These players that are coming into the side are great players - they’re not average players, they’re fantastic boys coming into the group,” the 24 year old continued.


“We’ve got an idea of how we want to play - I think everyone sees that and everybody’s buying into it. 


“Whoever comes out, someone is going to come in and do a good job and that happened against Norwich - I thought Willy (Boly) and ‘Benno’ (Ryan Bennett) were fantastic in what they did and how they applied themselves.


“You can’t lose two games in a row - we had to put it right and I think we’ve done that. 


“All good teams get beaten in a season, it’s what happens, but it’s how you bounce back from that. 


“They boys were brilliant and we just need to keep going now - we want to continue taking it game by game and keep on playing well.”


Wolves now turn their attentions to Fulham at Molineux on Friday evening (7:45pm).


Coady says that no one within the squad is getting carried away - their focus remains on the next game.


“We’re not thinking about anything else apart from our next game - it’s Fulham now on Friday night, it’s on the tele, it’s a big game because we know how they play and we go into it full of confidence,” Coady said. 


“The boys are playing really well, they’re creating chances but we need to keep on improving on the training pitch and go forward like that.”