Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

McCarthy delighted with arrivals

Mick McCarthy

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy believes new loan signing Emmanuel Frimpong will prove a very valuable addition to his squad.

The energetic midfielder completed his move from Arsenal on Saturday on a deal until the end of the season and could make his debut in Monday's Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea at Molineux.

Wolves will also have another new face in the squad, with Iceland international Eggert Jonsson, who can play in midfield or defence, available for the first time after agreeing a permanent move from Hearts last month. McCarthy told www.wolves.co.uk: "We'll be continuing to try and get players in but I'm delighted with the business we have done so far."

He added: "Eggert is an international who has played a lot of games and has more improvement in him and Manny Frimpong is a really great signing for us.

"He's a terrific young player and an exciting prospect. He is an all-action, tough-tackling midfield player who can get about and pass it. I watched him against Manchester City and he got box to box and his career is blossoming.

"He should be a fabulous signing for us. It's good to get people in here for the first games because if you wait until the end of January it's another four or five games gone."

Frimpong is confident his playing style, which saw him earn a red card on only his second appearance in the Barclays Premier League against Liverpool in August, will see him fit in well to a Wolves team fighting to stay out of the bottom three.

The 19-year-old said: "It's an opportunity for me to get more games. I'm just coming here to add more quality to the team, hopefully, and I can't wait to get started.

"I'm just happy to be here and excited about my new challenge. I'm a player that likes to fight, that likes to do everything for the team to win.

"I've played quite a few games already this season so it's been a quick step up for me and I've learned a lot during the season and hopefully I can bring something different to the squad here."

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