McCarthy: No Craddock deal yet

02 November 2009 08:51
The veteran defender salvaged a point for Wolves on Saturday as he netted twice in the second half to secure a 2-2 draw at Stoke City.[LNB]Craddock, who had a loan spell at Stoke two years ago, has started seven games in the Premier League this season, but is out of contract next summer.[LNB]McCarthy admits the 34-year-old could easily have left Molineux in the past, but will not rush into handing Craddock an extension.[LNB]"Jody's time at Wolves could have come to an end," said McCarthy. "The likelihood of it was quite high at one stage.[LNB]"I can't remember what changed my mind. I called him back and put him in the team.[LNB]"He has a one-year deal and there has been no discussion about a new one. It's a bit premature. [LNB]"But Jody is far too fit and healthy to be having any swansongs. He's doing himself no harm and playing very well. He goes in where it hurts."[LNB]Stoke had been keen to sign Craddock permanently at the end of his loan spell, with Tony Pulis believing the centre-half would have been a valuable addition to his squad.[LNB]Pulis recalled: "I just thought he'd do well here. He is a good pro, gets on with his job, and is a really good lad. But, unfortunately, Mick took him back." [LNB][LNB]

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