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Monday 06 February 2012

McCarthy grateful for chairman's support

Wolves manager says he owes Steve Morgan a "debt of gratitude"

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle scores the winner in their 2-1 victory away at QPR on Saturday

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has given thanks for the support he has received from club chairman Steve Morgan during this Barclays Premier League campaign.

Wolves are currently involved in the relegation battle, but they moved out of the bottom three with a crucial 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

And McCarthy said he is appreciative of the backing he has received from Morgan, who reportedly visited the dressing room to speak to the players after the 3-0 home defeat by Liverpool last week.

"When everyone is writing negative stuff about me and Steve, he has been as supportive as anyone else"
- Mick McCarthy

"We've won three games in 22 and I'm still here as the manager of Wolves," McCarthy told the club's official website. "Let me tell you that is some level of support so let's not forget that.

"When everyone is writing negative stuff about me and Steve he has been as supportive as anyone else. I owe him a debt of gratitude for that."

Saturday’s come-from-behind victory at Loftus Road puts Wolves level on points with QPR and one point ahead of Bolton, who are in 18th place.

It was Wolves' first League win since the beginning of December and McCarthy says the victory will give his side a real boost as they prepare for some crucial matches in the weeks ahead.

"I was under no more pressure from Tuesday night than I have been for the last 20 games," added McCarthy. "The players did grow in confidence.

"But had we been knocking on the door for 20 minutes of that second half without getting a goal it might have been different.

"We got a goal after a minute of the second half and it changed everything - the players' outlook on it and the fans as well.

"It changed the course of the game and everyone's attitude to it."

Wolves face West Bromwich Albion on Sunday before taking on Newcastle, Fulham and then Blackburn in the Barclays Premier League.

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Key Points

  • Manager Mick McCarthy thanks Wolves chairman Steve Morgan for support
  • Wolves moved out of the bottom three with a 2-1 victory over QPR
  • Next match is against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday