Richard Stearman names Wolverhampton Wanderers' Danny Batth as his best ever centre-back partner

Wolverhampton Wanderers sold Richard Stearman to Fulham in the most recent transfer window.

Richard Stearman says that the best centre-back partner he has played with is Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth.

Stearman and Batth played together regularly in Wolves' first-team for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 campaigns, as they helped the Midlands club gain promotion to the Championship, and then sustain their position in the second-tier. 

The duo formed a healthy partnership at the heart of Wolves' defence, and proved to be formidable opponents for many of the Football League's finest strikers.

However, Stearman was sold this summer to Fulham by Kenny Jackett, in a move that proved to be very controversial at Molinuex. 

The 28-year-old won Wolves' Player of the Season award last term, and he is still highly regarded by fans of the Midlands team.

His absence has been felt at his former club, too, as their defence was shaky over the early part of the season.

Youngster Kortney Hause has stepped up to fill the void left by Stearman, but he hasn't been quite as sturdy as the Fulham man so far. 

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