Wolves seek to pile the pressure on Villa boss Houllier

19 March 2011 12:19
Whatever the outcome of their relegation battle this season, no-one can accuse Wolves of being a club in disarray.   [LNB]United in spirit and belief, Mick McCarthy's team will try to take advantage of the bitter in-fighting down the road at Aston Villa and inflict further misery on the neighbours.    [LNB] Fighting spirit: Wolves hope to take advantage of in-fighting at Villa[LNB] Dragging Villa into the relegation battle is the aim with only four points separating the clubs.   [LNB]'They are in range and we want to pull them back,' admitted boss McCarthy. 'There is no doubt that we are targetting them.'Equally they will see this as a home game against a side in the bottom three and will target us.   [LNB]Villa's preparations have taken a pounding after Richard Dunne and James Collins ruined a bonding session with an alcohol-fuelled row involving coaching staff.   [LNB]The pair, who have been fined, are injured but Villa boss Gerard Houllier insists:  'You will be surprised by the quality of effort and the unity of the team. I don't think what happened will affect the players. It was great team-bonding activity and it was just unfortunate that the incident happened.' [LNB] Aston Villa v WOLVES: McCarthy set to welcome back long-term absenteesASTON VILLA v Wolves: Houllier with only three fit defenders for Midlands derby[LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People: Mick McCarthy, Richard Dunne, Gerard Houllier

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