Hughes expecting 'special welcome'

21 September 2010 08:19
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy hopes the stick Notts County's Lee Hughes gets tonight will make for a good atmosphere in the Carling Cup tie.[LNB] Hughes is likely to come in for plenty of stick from Wolves' fans because of his long and successful involvement with the club's local rivals West Brom.[LNB]McCarthy has plenty of respect for the former Oldham player who has slowly but surely rebuilt his reputation as a consistent goalscorer.[LNB]McCarthy said: "I am sure Lee Hughes will get a special welcome. It might do the game good.[LNB]"The games can be notoriously quiet and you turn up and need something to cheer.[LNB]"It always concerns me because whenever I turned up at grounds where I got abuse, it inspired me to play well.[LNB]"It never bothered me but the fans will do exactly as they please, let me tell you.[LNB]"You can't give it (abuse) as a player or a manager. You just have to wave, or a little smile, because we are not allowed to give the same amount of abuse."[LNB]McCarthy added: "Lee is a good player, let's not forget that, and he has scored goals wherever he's been.[LNB]"You tend to find if you are a good player, and you score goals against the opposition, you do get a bit of grief."

Source: Team_Talk