Southgate checking on Coady ahead of potential England call-up

Date published: Thursday 20th September 2018 9:52

Wolves captain Conor Coady is on England’s hit-list after impressing in the Premier League so far this season, according to reports.

The former Liverpool youngster was a key part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side that won the Championship last season and he has remained in the team despite a number of new signings.

And the Daily Mirror claims that Coady has now caught the eye of England manager Gareth Southgate, who has been eyeing another ball-playing centre-half.

Coady has played for his country at every age level apart from the under-21s and his long passing stats are only bettered in the Wolves side by talented midfielder Ruben Neves.

James Tarkowski’s struggles in England’s recent friendly match against Switzerland means that a place could open up for Coady.

The Three Lions’ next friendly is against the United States and it’s understood that Southgate could call up the 25-year-old for that match if he continues to impress.

Joe Gomez, Harry Maguire, John Stones and Kyle Walker have all nailed down regular spots in Southgate’s squads and it is unlikely that Coady would be drafted in for the important Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain in October.

 

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