Berra praise for Wolves pal Jody

Craddock was unsure of his place in the starting line-up at the

start of the Premier League campaign, particularly with manager

Mick McCarthy re-signing Michael Mancienne from Chelsea for a

second loan spell. But the veteran defender and Berra have

impressed at the heart of the Wolves back four and helped pushed

them six points clear of the bottom three with four games

remaining. And Craddock’s performances have already earned him a

new contract offer from McCarthy. Berra said: “Jody’s had a very

consistent season and done very well. I think at the start a few

fans doubted that he could do it in the Premier League. “But he has

proved them wrong and everyone at the club knew how good he was and

how professional he was. “He works so hard in training, is always

in the gym – and you can see the benefits from all of that in the

games that he plays. “Jody is an experienced defender who has been

about a long time and, the things he does, he does at 110%. He

continues to put in consistent performances and, if you do that, it

goes a long way to making you a good centre-half.” Berra is adamant

Wolves are taking nothing for granted in terms of staying in the

top flight despite losing only one of their last six games and

collecting nine points. He said: “Some people have said we are all

but safe now but none of us is taking anything for granted. “It’s

still very tight down and there is still work to be done.”