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Wednesday 16 November 2011

McCarthy gets Wolves backing

Molineux Club's chief executive Jez Moxey defends under-fire manager

Mick McCarthy is presiding over his third successive season in the top flight with Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey says under-fire manager Mick McCarthy is the man to turn around the Club's fortunes.

McCarthy came in for some criticism from a section of fans during the game against Swansea City last weekend.

Wolves trailed 2-0 at home to the Swans before rallying to grab a 2-2 draw. 

And Moxey reaffirmed his faith in the former Republic of Ireland boss in the club's matchday programme ahead of Wednesday's 5-2 Carling Cup home defeat against Manchester City.

He said: "We remain well aware of fans' frustrations and disappointment in the wake of recent results. But we all put our trust in Mick and the players and, over the last five years, they have delivered emphatically.

"So it remains business as usual and we continue to look forward forward with optimism and to build on Saturday's dramatic comeback.

"The changes Mick made on Saturday, and is often the case with his substitutions, ultimately provided a positive outcome as we hit back to take a point."

Moxey respects the right of fans to voice their opinions but believes negative support can have a detrimental effect on the team.

He said: "No-one would want to stifle the passion with which our fans back the team and it has underpinned many of our successes we have enjoyed under Mick.

"In an ideal world it is better to support the team during the 90 minutes and then - if fans feel it necessary - to make their feelings known after the final whistle."

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Key Points

  • Section of Wolves fans have criticised McCarthy
  • Wolves rallied to draw 2-2 with Swansea
  • Moxey has called for fans to get behind the team