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·5 October 2022

Wolves 'regretting strange Lage decision' on £16m star at Molineux

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Wolves allowing Conor Coady to join Everton on loan was always a “strange” decision, says journalist Dean Jones.

The 29-year-old defender moved to Goodison Park during the summer, and Jones cannot understand why former manager Bruno Lage signed off on it.

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How has Coady performed this season?

Coady has been brilliant for Everton since joining them in August. As of now, they have the best defensive record in the Premier League, with the Englishman contributing to that after starting in seven of their eight games so far.

“James [Tarkowski] and Conor are top players,” Frank Lampard told Everton’s official club website after the 1-0 win against West Ham last month.

He later went on to add: "We brought them in with an understanding of the level of player, but when you meet them, the understanding of who they are in the dressing room and at the training ground is huge."

Defensively, Wolves have been pretty good, too. They have actually conceded just nine goals in the English top flight. Nevertheless, you cannot help but feel that the 18th-placed side could do with the experience of their former captain right now.

What has Jones said about Coady and Wolves?

Jones says Wolves and Lage were always going to regret letting £16.2m-rated Coady go.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the journalist said: "It was one of those situations you always looked at and thought they would regret that. It was a strange situation from the start."

Could Coady have saved Lage's job?

Wolves dismissed Lage following the Midlands club's 2-0 defeat to West Ham last Saturday, and it probably was not a shock to most.

Under him, they were offensively poor. Last season, Wolves scored just 38 league goals, which was one of the worst records in the top flight (via WhoScored).

This term, it has also been a similar theme, with the Premier League outfit's three strikes leaving them rock bottom in the table when it comes to goals for.

Would Coady's presence have helped them to win a few more points? Maybe, but he obviously would not have improved them in attack, and that is where the problem lies. Considering that, Lage failing to get his forwards to fire, his position never looked secure.

Whoever succeeds the 46-year-old, their priority needs to be getting Wolves to score, which is easier said than done, especially when you consider their lack of goals over the last year.

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