Wolves defender Jody Craddock today confirmed his retirement as it was announced the Football League had officially granted him a testimonial year.
The 37-year-old will have a testimonial after 10 years at Molineux and is planning to donate a proportion of the proceeds to charity.
Craddock has chosen the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Balls to Cancer causes and could reunite the 2008/09 Championship winning team to face with his former Sunderland promotion winners in a game.
Craddock said: “We will have to see what we can come up with, but I am looking forward to getting started and hopefully meeting as many fans as possible during the year.”
Of the fundraising choices he added: “As a lot of people know, our youngest son Toby has been under the care of Birmingham Children’s Hospital for the last year having been diagnosed with leukaemia.
“He is currently doing really well, and the care and support both he and our whole family have received from the hospital has been second to none.
“Balls to Cancer is a charity which was set up by a Wolves fan called Mark Bates, whose father died of cancer.
“The charity is aiming to improve awareness of male cancers and help with education and research, and has already raised so much money via so many different events.”