By 90Min
February 13, 2019

Wolves’ captain Conor Coady has revealed that the fighting mentality of his team is the reason behind the club's flurry of late goals. 

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have incredibly scored 14 of their goals within the last 10 minutes of their games this season, six of those in the dying moments.

Coady has yet to pitch in with a goal this season but the captain has featured in every minute of Wolves’ games this season. The skipper believes that the fight and character within the team are the reasons for their Premier League success.

Speaking to the Mirror, Coady said: “You have to have that willingness and that fight to get back in the game and get a point or a win. I don’t think you can teach or learn that kind of thing.

“It is the character within the group and we know players will fight until the end to get a point or a win and we have to keep going until the end. We never give up.”

Their most recent stoppage time goal came in their 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Monday. French defender Willy Boly headed home in controversial circumstances as they stole two points from the spirited Magpies.

“It would have been a crime if we never came away with something," Coady added. "You get to that point where you think it is not going to be your night. But we have players in that dressing room who never give up and we have shown that this year. It is something we like to have in our locker.

“It was a tough game, we knew Newcastle were going to set-up to frustrate us but we kept patient and lucky we got the break in the end.”

Wolves sit in a respectable seventh position in the Premier League and are currently racing for the European places after being promoted as winners of the Championship last year. Coady has been at the heart of his side’s valiant efforts this season as they continue to have a successful campaign.

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“It is important when you are losing to come back and not get beat. We have 39 points, it is fantastic, but we would like to have more," he said.

Wolves will be aiming for a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals when they face Bristol City this weekend. After narrowly edging out League One side Shrewsbury in the previous round, Wolves will be hoping for an easier time against the Championship side on Sunday. 

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