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Captain Conor Coady has revealed he is worried about his family's health ahead of Wolves' trip to Olympiakos. (Nick Potts/PA)

Captain Conor Coady has revealed he is worried about his family's health ahead of Wolves' trip to Olympiakos. (Nick Potts/PA)

Captain Conor Coady has revealed he is worried about his family's health ahead of Wolves' trip to Olympiakos. (Nick Potts/PA)

Captain Conor Coady has revealed he is worried about his family's health ahead of Wolves' trip to Olympiakos.

The defender has concerns after Wolves failed to get their Europa League tie in Athens postponed.

Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis announced on Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus, prompting Wolves to ask Uefa to call tonight's game off. That appeal was rejected, while Olympiakos' squad have all tested negative for the virus.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side must play the tie but Coady conceded he has reservations.

"You go home to your wives and kids after the game, so that's the priority," he said.

"We've seen the game postponed between Manchester City and Arsenal but, as players, there's not a lot we can do. All we can do is train, prepare and listen to our manager and play.

"We're ready to play. We've looked at it and a lot of people have spoken, we've read a lot of things and seen a lot of things but, listen, we're professional footballers.

"We've got to prepare to get ready to play a game which is a really important game for this football club."

The game at the Karaiskakis Stadium was already being played behind closed doors after a Uefa ruling.

Nuno has underlined his opposition to the game but insisted his squad must remain professional.

He said: "It's not what we wanted, we want to compete in a normal environment with a tough crowd that Olympiakos has, this is the way we love to compete, but the circumstances are that and it's up to us to focus and compete well in the game.

"It's totally different, totally different. Having no people in the stands, it's closed, and I think I've already made my point.

"It doesn't make sense to play behind closed doors, but it's reality and we have to prepare ourselves."

Olympiakos vs Wolves

Europa League Round-of-16 First Leg

Karaiskakis Stadium, Today, 8pm

Belfast Telegraph