Craddock hopeful return is near

Craddock hopeful return is near

Wolves defender Jody Craddock hopes to return to action in the next fortnight after missing the last two matches with a thigh injury.

Craddock was ruled out of the defeat at Chelsea and the Carling Cup exit at the hands of Manchester United and will again be absent for Saturday’s home encounter with Manchester City.

But Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has intimated Craddock’s comeback game could be against Bolton on November 13 and the player has the same sort of timescale in his sights.

Craddock said: “As with any injury, you have to be take it easy and not push too soon in case you pick up another setback.

“It’s difficult to know exactly when I will be back but hopefully it will be in a week or two and I’ve got to keep doing my work and ensure it’s sooner rather than later.

“I’ve had a problem for a while with the muscle over the thigh and just landed awkwardly on it.”

Craddock is confident Wolves’ results will improve if they maintain their belief and current standard of performances.

He said: “We are playing well and we’ve got the belief that results will turn for us.

“There’s nothing wrong here and we just need to keep the faith and keep working as hard as we can.

“It’s been frustrating for everyone with how well we’ve been playing without getting results.

“We played well at United and we just need to keep that level of form going and have the confidence and the belief that we can get the points we need.

“Without that belief, we will struggle but that’s not going to happen here.”

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