HAYDOCK-BORN Wolves skipper Conor Coady wrote a personal letter of thanks to all 48 of the club's fans who made the trip to Armenia for their Europa League game.

The former Rainford Ranger thanked those who made the round trip in excess of 6,000 miles to watch the team beat Pyunik 4-0 on Thursday last week, as Wolverhampton Wanderers play European football this season for the first time since 1980.

The journey reportedly cost the four dozen travelling fans around £1,000.

Coady, who was crowned Sportsperson of the year at the Pride of St Helens awards last year, made the gesture as he had wanted to say thanks to the fans who made the long trip.

The letters were all signed individually and had the fans' names on, Wolves said.

Coady reportedly wrote that he hoped the players made the trip for the first-leg game worthwhile for fans.

"He came to us, he wanted to come up with an idea to say 'thank you' to the travelling fans," said a Wolves spokesman reported by the BBC.

"It was such a big effort for those 48 to go there with no direct flights and it costing something like over and above £1,000 to get there with the flights and hotel."

Coady has got "quite a big connection with the fans and they've got a connection with him," the spokesman added.

"It's not something he's done as a publicity stunt, but a genuine thank you to the fans."

Wolves also won the second leg at Molineux 4-0 to record an 8-0 aggregate score to set up a Europa League play-off tie with Italian side Torino.