Current Wolves skipper and England international, Conor Coady, has explained how much he loved his time with Sheffield United.
Speaking to the Sky Sports Super Six Podcast this week, Coady opened up on a range of issues in his career.
Among them, of course, was his loan spell with Sheffield United under Nigel Clough, where the then-Liverpool youngster enjoyed a free roaming midfield role, rather than the central defensive role he’s accustomed to now.
“We had a good Liverpool youth side in them days but I left and went on loan to Sheffield Utd and, honestly, it was incredible,” Coady said.
“I enjoy where I’m playing now, but back in them days at Sheff U, it was great. It was all out attack and just try and run forward and keep scoring, honestly I loved every minute of it.”
Coady played a key role during that memorable season as United got to Wembley before losing to Hull City 5-3, while the Blades just came up short of the play-off places following a memorable late run.
Coady wasn’t the only one in that team to go onto be a Premier League star either. Harry Maguire was just coming onto the scene, while Jamie Murphy enjoyed success later on with Brighton and then Rangers in Scotland.
Great to hear, once a Blade as they say
You don’t hear of many ex-players to be honest who complain about their time at Sheffield United. Most loanees remember us fondly and Coady is clearly no different.
The Wolves skipper was excellent that season too. Often undervalued and overlooked, his energy and drive from midfield was a key part of why we had some success under Clough that year.
It’s great to see Coady going on to do well, then, and nice to see he remembers his time at Bramall Lane in a positive manner.