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Wolves skipper Coady: Let’s give Brighton the blues

Captain Conor Coady has urged Wolves to take their blues out on Brighton – and give their season the end it deserves.
Wolves returned from their five-day warm weather training camp in Marbella today in preparation to face the relegation-threatened Seagulls at Molineux on Saturday.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have lost two in a row, with a weary 3-1 defeat at Southampton following their 3-2 defeat in extra-time to Watford in the FA Cup semi-finals.
This weekend will be the first time most Wolves fans have seen the team since Wembley and Coady wants to continue their superb run at Molineux, which has seen them win six and draw one of their last seven.
“We’ve got to end the season in the way it deserves. We are looking at Brighton now and we need to make sure we are ready. The target is beating Brighton,” said the skipper. “The clear goal now is to get back on the horse and win.”
Brighton have got sucked into trouble on the back of a five-game losing streak in all competitions without scoring to lie in fourth from bottom, just two points above the relegation zone.
But they are one of Wolves’ biggest bogey teams and are another of the struggling teams to have beaten them this season along with Saints, Huddersfield twice and Cardiff.
That record is in stark contrast to their results against the top six, with wins over Chelsea, Manchester United (twice), Liverpool and Tottenham, and draws against United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Coady admits they must step it up against the lower-placed teams.
“We have got to get better. We need to look back on these games and see where we are going wrong and try to put it right,” he said. “It’s a big week for us and we need to take advantage of it.”
Despite the setback against Saints, Wolves are only three goals away from seventh place in eighth behind Leicester. Coady says they will continue focusing on the next task in hand rather than looking at qualifying for Europe.
“Everyone talks about finishing seventh and it would be fantastic, but we can only take it one game at a time which is what we have done all season,” he added. “That’s what has got us to this point.
“We will keep on doing that and see where it takes us.
“People talk about seventh or eighth place but it doesn’t really matter to us. We’re looking at Brighton – that’s the next one and as long as we improve then that’s all we want to do.”