Wolves’ luck sees them out of bottom three for a bit
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy was trumpeting what he saw as his side’s first bit of good fortune of the season, as they hammered Blackpool 4-0 last Saturday to briefly climb out of the EPL’s bottom three.
The visitors were without suspended influential midfielder Charlie Adam. And McCarthy said: “I’ve not come away from a game this season and thought we were lucky or jammy.”
“But when I was going away from Blackpool on Tuesday night and heard that Charlie Adam had been booked and would be suspended I thought maybe things had changed.”
McCarthy also saluted a “fabulous performance” which left Wolves in 17th place until West Bromwich Albion drew at Stoke on Monday night.
The Wolves supremo is anxious to keep midfielder Jamie O’Hara, who is currently on-loan from Tottenham. McCarthy said of the 24-year-old:
“He’s a player we would want to keep and he has made a real difference with his personality both on and off the pitch.”
Wolves host Tottenham in the EPL this Sunday afternoon. But as well as the match being important to both sides for contrasting reasons, it will also be a memorial to former Wolves and Spurs defender Dean Richards, who died recently after a long battle with illness.
In a statement last Saturday, Wolves said: “Everyone at the club is saddened to hear of the death of Dean Richards. Richards will always be fondly remembered by Wolves fans.”
36-year-old Richards played at Molineux for four years before moving to then-Premiership side Southampton.
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