Date: 25th May 2012 at 6:38pm
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Jody Craddock is not ready to hang up his boots just yet and will fight for a new contract this summer.

Craddock has spent nine years at Molineux but just like everyone else he has to start with a clean slate following the appointment of Ståle Solbakken.

Solbakken has invited Craddock in for the first couple of weeks of pre-season to prove his fitness levels and possibly sort out a new contract.

Craddock is fully focussed on trying to earn a new deal after the initial shock of son Toby being diagnosed with leukaemia.

The two-and-a-half-year-old is suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and started treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital earlier this month.

‘I do want to carry on playing, I won’t deny that I was within a whisker of retiring with what has happened to Toby but he’s doing well and it’s going to be a long course of treatment when hopefully things will settle down.’ Craddock told Wolves Official Website.

He continued: ‘I want to carry on playing football, particularly after a disappointing season, to prove to myself and everyone else that I can still do it.’

Vital Wolves Comment: Obviously the Premier League was one step too far for Craddock, but with the side back in the Championship, perhaps Craddock can still offer the club something? At 36 he obviously offers the experience but who knows, perhaps he can still cut it at this level?

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