Danny Mills has backed Wolves captain Conor Coady to be at the level required for England if he is needed in their upcoming Nations League games against Denmark and Iceland.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England full back delivered his verdict as Coady replaced Harry Maguire in Gareth Southgate’s squad.
The 27-year-old has represented England in various age group sides but this is his first call up to the senior side.
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Coady joins Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane and Tyrone Mings as Southgate’s centre back options.
Asked by Football Insider whether the Wolves man deserves his first call up to the England squad, Mills said: “He’s played very, very well.
“Gareth (Southgate) was a little bit short in that position and you’ve got players who haven’t had a lot of game time so he’s not quite sure of fitness levels and whether they’re up to speed or not.
“Harry Maguire obviously dropping out is a big blow for him so he’s got to bring in somebody.
“Wolves are a team that has finished consistently in the top eight in the past two seasons with players playing well which is brilliant.
“He may not play, he may not get a cap, but he’s certainly an able deputy.”
Since Wolves won promotion to the Premier League two seasons Coady has not missed a minute of Premier League football as the club recorded seventh place finishes.
He led the club to the quarter final of the Europa League last season before they lost 1-0 to eventual winner Sevilla.
Coady joined Wolves in the summer of 2015 and has played 235 games for Wolves and has scored two goals.
In other Wolves news, a first-team star has been tipped to follow Matt Doherty out of the door at Molineux.