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Coady and Doherty commit futures to Wolves

Conor Coady and Matt Doherty have committed their long-term futures to Wolves by agreeing new deals until 2023.

Club captain, Coady has played every minute of Premier League action this season - the latest memorable chapter of what has been a hugely-successful three-and-a-half-year spell as part of the pack.

The Liverpool Academy graduate moved to Molineux in 2015, after time with Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town, and has since become a fans’ favourite.

After performing in midfield during his opening two campaigns at the club, Coady has been transformed into the linchpin of the defence since Nuno Espirito Santo’s arrival.

A picture of consistency during last year’s Championship-winning season, Coady helped Wolves to a division high of 24 clean sheets.

His converted penalty away at Bolton Wanderers put the finishing touches to the title-clinching victory and he proved to be the final goal scorer of a sensational 2017/18 campaign.

Coady has since made the transition into the Premier League look seamless, proving once again one of Wolves’ most dependable performers as part of the back three.

Furthermore, Wolves’ longest-serving player, Doherty, like Coady, has put pen to paper on a new-four-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at Molineux until 2023.

The popular right wing-back and Republic of Ireland international made his 200th league appearance for Wolves earlier this season, having joined from Bohemians back in 2010.

After missing just one game in the Championship last season – which coincided with Wolves’ promotion back to the top-flight – Doherty has continued his form this term, appearing in every Premier League match.

But it is not only the defensive stability which the 27-year-old has brought to Nuno’s backline this campaign, with the Irishman already getting on the score sheet six times in all competitions – more than any other defender in the Premier League.

Three of those goals came in two games against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup which helped seal Wolves’ passage into the fifth-round of the competition, while his finishes against Crystal Palace – his first in the Premier League – and Newcastle secured his side six valuable league points.

Doherty’s work-rate down the right side of the pitch has also produced six assists in both league and cup, making him a vital cog in the Wolves line-up this season.

Having achieved so much during their time at Molineux, Doherty and Coady can now look forward to an exciting future as part of the Wolves pack.