Vote for your Fancast Player of the Year

Vote for your Fancast Player of the Year

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It’s that time of year to have your say in the most acclaimed prize a Wolves player can receive.

It’s been a roller coaster season for Wolves. A uncertain preseason, prior to a Chinese takeover and the hiring of Walter Zenga. The Italian came and went before Paul Lambert was brought in to steady the ship. Wolves seesaw form has seen pretty much every player go through good and bad runs of games.

But throughout the past nine months, we want to know who’s been your stand out Wolves player. With the end of the season fast approaching, here are this year’s nominees (sorry, there’s no Paul Gladon).

Helder Costa

The obvious pick. Up there with some of the best to play for Wolves in recent times, the Portuguese winger has dazzled fans with his dribbling and technique. Initially bought in on loan, it took him a little while to showcase his talents and adapt to the league.

But under Lambert, his influence in the team grew as he scored vital goals over the winter period. His ability to create something from nothing, like his goal against QPR, left fans drooling and his performance against Liverpool in The Cup showed the whole country his talent.

His form, like many others dropped off in February but his performances against Brentford and Fulham saw Wolves win five in a row. Despite missing a few games through injury towards the end of the campaign, Costa has been the biggest highlight of the season.

After signing Costa permanently, it’s easy to see Premier League clubs having a close eye on him in the summer and January.

Dave Edwards

Before you get your pitch forks out and start calling us names, hear us out. Edwards has had his best goals return for the club, scoring 10 in the league. He’s won more tackles than anyone else in the league and has now played 300 games for the club.

Yes, he might run around like a headless chicken. Yes, he might pass fewer times than the amount of years he’s spent at the club, but he has a knack of getting vital goals, like Blackburn away. His form has dropped the past few months of the season and looks in need of a break after starting 24 games consecutively.

But this season we haven’t challenged for promotion and at times we’ve needed Steady Eddy to be on the end of a move in the box.

Love him or hate him, it’s hard not to admire his professionalism and work rate. In the era of mercenary footballers, Edwards deserves his plaudits for his longevity in a Wolves shirt.

Conor Coady

Dependable, unspectacular and consistent. We always joke on the pod about the Working Man’s man of the match, as pretty much every time Coady’s name gets a mention.

It’s easy to forget that he’s been playing at right back for the majority of the season, a position he’d rarely played professionally at. But he has taken the skills that make him a decent centre mid to full back with good effect. Dominic Iorfa, an under 21 international, has been getting splinters on the bench for most of the season and a large factor in that is down to Coady barely putting a foot wrong.

His experience and leadership has helped shore up the back line and his no nonsense approach has helped in key victories this season. Very much a defend first, attack second full back, Coady is now seen as a defender more than a midfielder at the club these days.

In a fairly unassuming position, Coady probably hasn’t got the credit he deserves throughout the season.

Who is your Fancast Player of the Year?

  • Helder Costa (70%, 293 Votes)
  • Dave Edwards (21%, 90 Votes)
  • Conor Coady (9%, 38 Votes)

Total Voters: 421

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