Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady faces race against time to be fit for the game against Southampton on Monday night. The defender is a doubt for the Premier League match with the Saints after he was forced to leave the England team due to Covid-19 protocols.
Coady, 27, came in contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus and that led to his withdrawal from the last England squad earlier this month. The situation forced him to miss the three England games during the international break. He was absent as the Three Lions beat the Republic of Ireland 3-0 at home in a friendly match courtesy the goals from Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho and Dominic Calvert-Lewin who scored his second goal for his country from the penalty spot.
The Wolves skipper also missed the UEFA Nations League games against Belgium and Iceland. England were beaten 2-0 by hosts Belgium through goals from YouriTielemans and Napoli attacker Dries Mertens. The Three Lions then thrashed Iceland 4-0 at home in their final game of the November international break via a late brace from Phil Foden plus other goals from Declan Rice and Mason Mount.
ConorCoady has already returned two negative results for Covid-19 after coming in contact with someone with the virus but he had to self-isolate and train alone as part of government guidelines on the virus. Wolves manager NunoEspirito Santo is confident that his captain will feature for the visit of Southampton who are one of the form teams in the league. The Saints have won five and drawn one of their last six games in the Premier League.
ConorCoady has started the last 121 league games for Wolves but he's in danger of failing to make it 122 successive league games. The England international has started all the Premier League games for Wolves since they secured promotion in 2018.