McCarthy: If anyone comes in for them they can Foxtrot Oscar
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was snubbed by Aston Villa midfielder Steven Sidwell. The Villa player opted to go to West Ham instead and his medical is reported to have been o.k.
McCarthy said on a press gathering:
“I thought he was coming to us. We had a deal on the table. He has a house half an hour from West Ham. He spoke to the lads and wanted to come but West Ham came in and kyboshed it.”
“Maybe they will bring him in and sell Scott Parker. It was the choice of the player.“
He also took his time to rubbish a couple of transfer rumours about Wolves players.
“All the nonsense about Fletcher leaving – there is no chance. I don’t believe he said what was in the paper.“
And referring to the rumours that star winger Matt Jarvis would leave for a Liverpool club he said:
“We’re in a relegation scrap and the only way we will be able to dig our way out is with our best players. They are here for the long haul and if anyone comes in for them they can Foxtrot Oscar.”
Sounds reassuring enough to me. Mick McCarthy is perhaps the most straight spoken manager in British football and sometimes very amusing to listen to.
Mick mentioned something about our injuries aswell and this is my conclusion of that.
Wolves injury problems are getting fewer ahead of the game against Wigan at home on Boxing Day as players like above mentioned Jarvis, fellow midfielders Dave Jones and Stephen Hunt are ready for a come back together with defender Christophe Berra and above named Fletcher.
But Michael Kightly, Karl Henry and Jody Craddock remains in a crowded rehab department for some time together with Chelsea loanee Michael Mancienne, striker Kevin Doyle and defender Stephen Mouyokolo. The last three will hopefully be back soon.