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Mickey McCarthy hits back at ‘mindless idiots’ at Swansea clash

Mick McCarthy insists he has done “a great job” at Wolves as he hit back at the “mindless idiots” who called for him to be sacked during Saturday's home clash with Swansea.



McCarthy is adamant he has the backing of his players and the Wolves hierarchy and also thanked the fans who have bombarded him with messages of support since the weekend.

But he was also determined to make known his feelings towards the “dissenting voices” who turned on him before Wolves recovered from 2-0 down to force a 2-2 draw against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

McCarthy, currently preparing for tonight's home Carling Cup tie with Manchester City, said: “We'd lost five games on the bounce, we were 2-0 down, it was not a good position.

“Do I like being in that position? Of course not. No-one else does but it is not helpful (the fans' reaction).”

McCarthy added: “I've done a great job here. I came five years ago, there were only 10 players here and just a million quid to spend.

“Five years on, we are in our third year in the Premier League and building the new stadium.”

McCarthy is expected to make several changes tonight, especially with his side facing City again in a league encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

But defender Ronald Zubar is ruled out after he suffered a groin injury in training.

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