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Coady praises Vallejo and Kilman

Conor Coady praised both Wolves' 'outstanding' second half display, and the performances of the defensive debutants as his side progressed into the next round of Europa League qualification on Thursday evening.

Wolves beat FC Pyunik 4-0 at Molineux - a repeat of the first leg scoreline - to secure an 8-0 aggregate victory and set up a tie against Torino, the winner of which will advance into the group stages. Nuno Espirito Santo made nine changes to his line-up, giving a number of players full Wolves debuts, including Jesus Vallejo and Max Kilman, who flanked skipper Coady at the back.

On Vallejo and Kilman

“They were brilliant. We know the quality that Max and Jesus have - Jesus has come in from Real Madrid and you know he's a top, top player, but I think the way they fitted into the shape and the system was the most impressive thing.

“Max is a brilliant kid, he really is. He's trained with us for a long time now and he knows how to play the way we want to play. You have to remember that he's a young boy playing at a Premier League club, and he's learning every single day.

“It was important that we helped Jesus, but he's a really clever lad who wants to be here, wants to improve and wants to help us move forward, and I think that's refreshing to see.”

On the performance

“It was important that we did it right, and that we showed people how we want to play. I thought that in the first half, they were really good and we had to feel our way into the game a little bit, but then the boys were outstanding in the second half.

“Some of the movement, the play and the goals were fantastic, and that's credit to the boys who came in.”

On an exciting week ahead

“I can't wait. The times coming for this club are absolutely amazing. I think we need to pinch ourselves sometimes at where we are, but we're embracing it. We've got Manchester United then we go to Turin for a European tie - it's incredible for the football club.”