Why Danny Batth belongs in next season's Wolves squad

Wolverhampton Wanderers' English defender Danny Batth allauds supporters after the penalty shoot-out in the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

Wolves captain Danny Batth has had an uneven season with the club.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' English defender Danny Batth allauds supporters after the penalty shoot-out in the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

In the midst of their historic Championship-winning campaign, Wolves haven't always had captain Danny Batth in the squad to celebrate their accomplishments - but in spite of that, the 27-year-old has still done more than enough to warrant a place in the club's first team squad next season.

Batth lives and breathes gold & black, and as reported by Express & Star, his passion for the club is often hard to put into words.

Danny Batth of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates victory with his team mates after the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium...

"I wish I could sum up how this feels, but I really can't put it into words," Batth told the Express & Star.

"What a day, what a season, what a bunch of lads. Everyone - the manager, the staff, the chairman and everyone else - it's all come together this season and the fans are rightly loving every moment."

Batth has been overcoming adversity ever since he dislocated his shoulder in his debut appearance for the reverse team at the age of 16, having been on the books with the academy since a very young age. He's been through all the ups and downs that the club have experienced over the years, which includes their trip down to the third tier.

David Edwards, Danny Batth and Carl Ikeme of Wolves celebrate on the final whistle after the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Griffin Park on...

From a technical standpoint he's not the best defender in England by any stretch of the imagination, but when he's on his game, Batth's timing and determination make him a rock at the heart of the Wolves defence. At points this season it's been hard for him to make much of an impression given the overwhelming success of the squad as a whole, but since being reintroduced into the fold a few weeks ago, he's proven himself to be a valuable asset.

He's barely put a foot wrong in his last two games, which have seen Wolves record two clean sheets on their way to sealing the Championship title. Batth is making a statement to Nuno Espirito Santo that he still wants to be here and play at the highest level, and given what he's done for the club and how much potential he still has, he's more than earned that opportunity.

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