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A group of former Wolves players enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with a visit to the club’s Compton Park training ground including the chance to meet members of staff and the current squad.

The contingent, some of whom had helped the club win the 1980 League Cup 42 years to the day previously, were able to enjoy full behind-the-scenes access including to the dressing room and players’ lounge, medical and analysis departments, first team staff offices and the canteen, finishing off with afternoon tea!

Wolves’ general manager of football operations Matt Wild led the tour of the facility which included the opportunity to chat to Head Coach Bruno Lage, captain Conor Coady, defender Maximilian Kilman and club director John Gough, as well as many other members of staff.

Wolves FPA Chairman John Richards was in attendance along with vice-chairman Steve Daley, fellow committee members Geoff Palmer and Phil Parkes, and also Kenny Hibbitt, Terry Wharton, Mel Eves, Ted Farmer, Norman Bell, Gerry Farrell and Phil Nicholls.

“This is the first time the former players have been able to enjoy a visit to the training ground of this nature and we had a fantastic afternoon,” says John.

“We were able to see the incredible facilities that the players now have access to, and some fascinating insight from staff in the medical and analysis departments of how they operate to keep Wolves so successful.

“It goes without saying that life at a training ground now is very different from when we were all playing! 

“Getting the opportunity to chat to Bruno, his backroom staff, Conor and Max made the visit even more special and we couldn’t have made to feel more welcome.

“I just want to say a huge than you to Lin Kennings for organising the visit, Matt Wild, John Gough, Becky Elvins from the commercial department, the media team, infact everyone who played a part in such a brilliant experience.

“We are extremely appreciative of the strong links with Wolves and delighted that Wolves FPA is able to work so closely with the club as we do now in so many different ways – long may that continue!”

  • Thanks to Wolves club photographer Jack Thomas for the cover pic and click here to view his gallery from Wolves.co.uk from the visit.