Mick McCarthy slams outspoken Danny Murphy

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Boss Mick McCarthy has dismissed Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy's criticism of the way his Wolves side have played in the Premier League this season.

Murphy suggested that Wolves, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers have been over-physical at times, and suggested that McCarthy and his fellow managers were winding their players up before they went out.

McCarthy responded by saying:"For him to pontificate like he has done, is completely wrong.

"It has not made me angry. It was a silly comment without a great deal of knowledge. It has created a huge furore and the media have had great mileage out of it.

"I don't think Danny has the info, information or experience to say something that would hurt me.

"It has not hurt me, it has made life harder for us, but if people push against us, you have to push back.

"We should not have to defend ourselves against a player who has got no knowledge of us.

"We are bottom of the disciplinary league with 20 yellows and two reds but if you look at the last four years we've finished ninth, tenth, third and thirteenth.

"I have never sent teams to do that (be dirty). My teams always try and play football, but we can't stop being competitive. I would like to improve the discipline record and we are trying to do it."

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