Joleon Lescott: I would love for Wolves to be in the Premier League

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The West Brom defender wants to be taken in by both his current fans and the supporters of his former club, who happen to be arch rivals.

West Brom defender Joleon Lescott has revealed that he has 'lost none' of his love for Wolverhampton Wanderers, despite now playing for their local rivals.

The 32-year-old started his career at Wolves, going on to make over 200 appearances for the Midlands club.

Since, however, Lescott has had spells at both Everton and Manchester City, before joining the Baggies this summer.

But the centre-back hopes he can be remembered for his time in Wolverhampton, as well as appealing to his current fans. As such, he says he would love to see Wolves back in the Premier League.

“Before I arrived, I wasn’t that concerned about the West Brom fans because I thought if I came here and played well they would hopefully take to me," Lescott is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“I was more concerned about the Wolves fans and how they would feel now I’ve come to play for their arch-rivals. But it was a situation that happened.

“I have lost none of my love for Wolves and it’s still one of the first results I look for every week because I want them to do well and I would love them to be in the Premier League.”

The defender also revealed that his former club's chief executive, Jez Moxey, was the first person to congratulate him on his move to the Hawthorns.

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