Despite self-isolating, Conor Coady is confident of continuing his remarkable record of games


Conor Coady is set to make his 122nd consecutive league appearance for Wolves despite pulling out of England duty after a Covid-19 scare.

Coady, the Wolves captain, has not returned to training at his club since being placed in quarantine after coming in contact with somebody who had tested positive for the virus.

He revealed he was withdrawing from England’s Nations League matches against Belgium and Iceland on November 12, and admitted the situation was “so frustrating”.

Coady may not return to training this week, as the time he went into self-isolation has not been disclosed by Wolves.

But Telegraph Sport understands the defender is still confident of continuing his remarkable record of games for Monday night’s Premier League match against Southampton.

Coady has played 121 league games in a row and is only six matches behind the current Wolves record-holder Phil Parkes.

He has not missed a league match for Wolves since September 2017 when the club was in the Championship.

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves head coach, will address the issue on Friday when he holds his pre-Southampton press conference.

Midfielder Ruben Neves is demanding a response after the 1-0 defeat at Leicester before the international break.

“We always want better. We know we need to do better, and we can do better. We will never be satisfied,” he said.

“We want to win every game. I think we played well this last month but it’s all about improving for the next game.

“We always take positive things from our games. We need to look back at our bad things and improve them and get better on our good things.”