Richard Stearman has claimed that he is extremely glad at being the captain for the last couple of games.
The Wolves defender replaced the club’s regular captain, Danny Batth, since the latter was injured. However, Stearman is not planning on letting out the players on a regular basis since he says that the armband was given to him only to keep it warm for Batth. Stearman, however, was unlucky to see his team finished just outside the play-offs on goal difference. Ipswich Town and Wolves finished the campaign with the same number of points, but the former went into the play-offs by virtue of having four better in goal difference.
Stearman is not one of the most experienced players in the dressing room. At just 27 years of age, he is entering into the peak of his career. His career at the Molineux looked to be in doubt after an injury hit campaign in the 2012-13 season. He appears to have recovered from this season quite brilliantly. He went on to make 42 appearances in all competitions last season. Out of these matches, 38 came in the Championship from the start. Wolves won both the match as captained by Stearman but the club failed to score enough goals to get them into the play-offs - something you could have got good odds on if you had been using a code at the time.
“It’s something I thoroughly enjoy and I was very honoured to lead the boys out.I must stress I was only keeping it warm for Danny but it’s a job I thrive upon.I said that to them – for someone who’s from Wolverhampton as well, it’s a big honour for myself and they repaid me with two good performances and two wins at the end of the season.So I’m undefeated as captain but I’m keeping it warm for Danny for when he comes back fit and it was a great couple of weeks and an incredible couple of seasons,” said Stearman.