McCarthy happy in the pack

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is pleased that Spurs manager Harry Redknapp believes his side is too good to be relegated.

“I’m delighted he feels that we’re not going down and I agree with him,” said McCarthy.

“Quite a few managers have said we’re too good to go down – we’ve got to prove it.”

“Harry’s up front and honest and he’d have said that with one hand and hoping he’ll slap us with the other.”

The former Ireland boss admires Tottenham’s brand of football and sees no reason why they cannot go all the way in the Champions League.

“They’ve done very well so far. I think they have big-match players that whatever big game is thrown at them they can handle that,” he said.

“If they get through that, then why not? Who’s to say who will win it?”

For some reason Wanderers have done better against the top sides than fellow strugglers.

“Maybe it’s to do with us being the underdogs, but there are all sorts of theories,” McCarthy said.

“But I don’t think anyone treats us lightly, not after the results we’ve had.”

Teams are all bunching up at the bottom and the subject turned McCarthy to song.

“It’s like the old song about 10-in-a-bed – the little one said roll over, that’s what it’s like at the minute,” he said.

“Nothing’s sorted, nothing’s settled, everyone is scrapping away and that’s the way it’s going to be until May 22.”

“If Albion, Blackpool and all the others win their next two games, it doesn’t matter, we could still do it.”

“It might take 40 points to survive, but it’s not about when you get them – as long as you’ve got more than three other teams before the end of the season, that will fine.”

Ronald Zubar will not face Spurs due to a back problem and is likely to be replaced by Kevin Foley.

Stephen Hunt is out with a calf injury and Wolves have doubts with Steven Mouyokolo, who rocked his knee in training, and midfielders Dave Jones and Dave Edwards who are both doubtful with leg injuries.

Jamie O’Hara, on loan from Spurs, is ineligible.