Wolves hurt pleases McCarthy

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is refusing to accept that relegation beckons for his side after claiming he was pleased with the hurt on display after Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City.

The visitors had taken the lead at St Andrew's courtesy of a 42nd minute strike from the sharp-shooting Kevin Doyle.

However, two late Kevin Phillips strikes left Wolves entrenched in the drop zone after extending their winless run in all competitions to six games.

"I have not been in our dressing room before and seen the lads as disappointed as that after a game," revealed McCarthy.

"You feel hard done by and it is hard, but we've got a game on Wednesday (against Tottenham) and that is the motivation we need.

"If we play like that in our remaining games, I don't think we can be written off.

"I had no doubt that the team would perform today and they have done that on many occasions this season."

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