Coady wants to make history

Conor Coady is calling on his teammates to make history as Wolves look to reach their first FA Cup final for almost 60 years this afternoon.

The Wolves captain is hoping to emulate the great club skippers of the past including Billy Wright and Bill Slater in bringing the FA Cup trophy back to Molineux.

However, to be in with a chance of reaching the final of the historic competition, Wolves will have to get past a strong Watford test at Wembley.

On buzz of the FA Cup

“We’ve detected the buzz all season. From the get go when we played Liverpool we wanted to do well in the competition.

“We’ve not got the biggest of squads, we’ve got a winning mentality that we want to win every game no matter what the competition.

“We look at every game the same.”

On what he’ll say in the pre-match huddle

“You try and replicate what the manager's said in the week. In terms of the huddle it’s about talking in terms of what we can do.

“That’s where we’re at, make history. If we can do that it’ll be special.

“I’ll tell the players to play like we do. We know it’s a big game and what’s at stake, but like we did against Manchester United in the quarters, we need to just play a game of football.

“We’re not a team full of young boys who've never played in games like this before. We're ready for it.”

On threat posed by Watford

“No matter what you say, it’s the semi-final of the FA Cup, it’s a huge game and everyone wants to play in it.

“It’s two good teams going against each other. Watford have done fantastically well this year. When we played them, it was our toughest game this year, but we’ve evolved since then. We look at ourselves each and every day.

“They came with a game plan, it was early in the season and we knew we needed to improve. The way they played it was really tough. We know what to expect but we’ll be ready.

“They’ll want to win it as much as us but we’re focusing on ourselves. We need to be ready for the battle.”

On previous FA Cup semi-final experience with Sheffield United

“It was a special day. No one expected much of us because we were a League One club.

“We went in at half-time 2-1 up and we were sat in the changing room, at the time if we’d have got in the final against Arsenal, the finalists would have got into Europe – a League One club in Europe. We were sat there having a bit of a laugh about it.

“We were really close to doing it and it was horrible to lose. We were that close. There was a big gulf between the sides, Hull were in the Premier League.

“We need to make sure we don’t have those same regrets on Sunday. It was a special day, but we need to make sure we play how we want to on Sunday.

On changes at Wolves since he first joined

“You can’t compare it – it’s like night and day. Since the manager’s come in it’s been absolutely fantastic.

“It wasn’t on a downer because they’d just missed out on the play-offs the year before, and I knew how big the club was and how well supported it was, which was a big part in me coming here.

“It just needed someone like the manager and his staff to come in and really change the direction of it. That’s what they’ve done.”