McCarthy: No magic wand to keep Wolves up

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy does not have a special plan to keep his team in the Premier League.McCarthy’s men go into Sunday’s final day relegation showdown with Blackburn Rovers with both sides just one point clear of the bottom three.

“I have not got a big master plan for it. We need to focus on how good we will feel, if we are able to stay in the Premier League,” McCarthy said.

“It is amazing that there are only five or six points between so many clubs at the bottom of the table.”

“The teams who do not survive will feel hollow, empty and lifeless for a while. That is not the feeling we want at Wolves.”

“It is an extraordinary game and if we were going into it on a bad run, we would be in trouble.”

“It is quite the opposite and we have had good results so there is confidence in the squad. It is one of those games where the winner takes it all.”

“It is a tough game for both us and Blackburn but I cannot do anything about it – we could not plan for this massive game to happen at the end of the season.”

“We will all be nervous, anxious and worried about our futures.”

If Wolves fail to win they could find themselves overtaken so the focus could turn to games involving relegation rivals Birmingham City, Blackpool and Wigan.

But McCarthy knows it is important to concentrate on the game in front of them.

“Anybody who keeps looking at everybody else’s results and takes their eye off their own is going to have a problem,” McCarthy said.

“We will get the other results through but we have got to concentrate on our own game. Blackburn will be thinking just the same and we just have to take care of our performance.”

“Of course, it will transfer from the crowd to the players.”

“If they perceive them to be good results I am sure we will know and if they are going against us.”

“What we do not want is for an incorrect message to get across and mix things up.”

Forward Kevin Doyle (knee) is a doubt and will face a late fitness test.

Defender Ronald Zubar (back) and midfielder David Edwards (knee) are definitely out.

 


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