Craddock: I almost joined Perth

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Wolves captain Jody Craddock admits he seriously considered joining Perth Glory when the Australian side had contacted him earlier this year.

Speaking after Wolves' first training session in Perth on their Australian tour, Craddock said the time had not been right to join the Hyundai A-League club, despite admitting he had been struggling for selection at the time following a broken metatarsal.

"I spoke to Dave (Glory coach Dave Mitchell). It just wasn't the right time and thankfully I didn't agree because I got another contract at the Wolves," Craddock said.

"It was a massive decision I had to make, whether to make that step or not, to come to Australia."

Fortunately for Craddock he persevered, with the 33-year-old central defender winning his place back in the side to play 11 matches in a row as Wolves marched to the Coca Cola Championship title.

And there was another bonus as well, with Craddock earning himself a one-year contract extension that sees him lead Wolves back to the Premiership for the first time since 2003-04.

"At the time I was being asked the question, it was when I wasn't in the team and I got back in the team and trained the place down and managed to lift the cup at the end of the season, which was fantastic for me," he added.

"So I got my reward, which was another contract which I'm happy with."

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