Returning duo please Mick McCarthy


Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has been handed a double fitness boost ahead of this weekend's crunch Premier League test at Blackpool.

With the Midlands outfit sitting in the relegation zone, McCarthy has been buoyed by the return of defenders Steven Mouyokolo and Christophe Berra.

However, Ronald Zubar, Jody Craddock and Dave Edwards are all unavailable.

Both Mouyokolo and Berra have been struggling with knee problems, but subsequent scans have revealed no long-term damage, meaning they can be considered for Saturday's clash at Bloomfield Road.

"They're both OK," McCarthy said."It's a boost, especially with Berra, because he's been first choice, so I'm delighted to have them fit. I prefer having options, that's for sure.

"Ronald Zubar trained for the first time today, but he has no chance for Saturday. Jody Craddock hasn't started training again with us again yet, but he's been out kicking balls.

"He felt it at the end of last week, so he's stepping back on things a little bit. I'd think he'll be training next week.

"Dave's got a tear in his thigh so he was always going to be about three weeks which was a real blow because he'd just got going and played very well and got the winner against Manchester City."

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