Mick McCarthy today told the clubs website that he was happy with the squad that he has, without ruling out any chance of additions or sales within this transfer window. The Molineux boss said that he has at least two suitable players for every position on the pitch, keeping competition and chemistry within the squad at its peak. Since the window opened on the 1st July, Wolves captured Jamie O’Hara from Tottenham Hotspur for £5 million, after a very successful loan spell towards the end of last season which saw him offered a contract from McCarthy being ‘’what we need’’. The Midlands club also clinched the signing of 28 year-old Roger Johnson, who played a vital role in Birmingham’s Carling Cup win and back four during last season. ‘’The key is having a really good squad so that if someone is injured we have someone as good to come in and play – But it’s important to keep our best players - it’s vital they stay fit’’ said McCarthy. Wolves came away from Ewood Park with a 2-1 win, their first win against Blackburn at Ewood Park since 1960 in the top flight after a successful and strong comeback, and McCarthy knows that his formation was also vital to that win; ‘’Playing 4-4-2 requires a bit more endeavour and work rate from the players, and players must be prepared to do it, but that’s what we’ve
got – that’s why I buy and that’s what I have in my team’’. Wolves have been linked with big names all summer with Paul Konchesky, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Robbie Keane, Matthew Upson and Manchester United’s, Jonny Evans all being linked with permanent moves to the club. However, all but one of these players ‘’The key is to have now moved to other have a really clubs, but the boss doesn’t feel as if he has good squad...’’ lost out with these players Mick McCarthy moving on as he predicts and knows that the squad he has, holds the potential of making Wolves a Top 10 club.
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McCarthy and the team now welcome Fulham to Molineux on Sunday, for Wolves’ first Home game of the season hoping to make it back to back Premier League wins in front of their fans.
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Report by Scott Edwards
Thursday, 18th August 2011 14:41