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Craddock reveals Perth option
07 Jul 2009 - 09:40:57
Veteran Wolves captain Jody Craddock has revealed that he was tempted by an offer to move to Australia when he dropped out of Mick McCarthy's first-team plans last season.
The 33-year-old was offered a contract by A-League side Perth Glory but decided to stay at Molineux and fight for his place.
Craddock said during Wolves' pre-season tour of Australia: "I spoke to Dave Mitchell (Perth Glory manager) but it just wasn't the right time.
"It was a massive decision to make on whether to go to Australia. You can't just nip on a plane if there's any problems at home. It's a long distance.
"The heat is also a big thing with me - I know it doesn't sound much, but I'm fair-skinned and I find it hard in the heat.
"It's winter in Australia now, but I've still only got a T-shirt on - this would be nice in England in summer! So there were factors.
"At the time when I had to decide, I wasn't in the team, but I got my place back and it was nice to lift the title at the end of the season, which was fantastic for me.
"I got my reward which was another contract."