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Wolves seek to pile the pressure on Villa boss Houllier

19 Mar 2011 00:19:06

Wolves seek to pile the pressure on Villa boss Houllier

Whatever the outcome of their relegation battle this season, no-one can accuse Wolves of being a club in disarray.   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.    Fighting spirit: Wolves hope to take advantage of in-fighting at Villa Dragging Villa into the relegation battle is the aim with only four points separating the clubs.   '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.   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.   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.'  Aston Villa v WOLVES: McCarthy set to welcome back long-term absenteesASTON VILLA v Wolves: Houllier with only three fit defenders for Midlands derby  Explore more:People: Mick McCarthy, Richard Dunne, Gerard Houllier


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