McCarthy wants to do it his way

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy was happy to put the rumpus over his midweek team selection behind him as his side secured a 2-0 win at home to Burnley.

Goals by Nenad Milijas and Kevin Doyle gave Wolves the points at Molineux and erased memories of a 3-0 midweek reverse at Manchester United, in which McCarthy chose to make a host of changes.

He said:"Did the win justify my midweek team selection? I'm not looking for it at all, justification or vindication.

"I have to be able to manage the club, manage the players, maximise my resources, pick teams and be trusted with it by everyone concerned.

"The day I'm not trusted is the day I get out of the door, isn't it? So I have to be allowed to do that.

"We've had nine points out of 12 since the Birmingham game and people who were here when we played Birmingham would never have thought that.

"I'm delighted, but I kind of expected it because of the decisions I made. The nice part was the players believed in me and trusted me and let me get on with it.

"It is all about results. People's opinions of my decisions, I'm not bothered with. One or two people's opinions of me and my character, I might have trouble with.

"I'm not going to appease people just because we won. I'm not really bothered. We've got 19 points and it is a lot better feeling than it was two weeks ago."

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