McCarthy confident over Jones

13 July 2010 10:09
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is confident midfielder Dave Jones will sign a new contract sooner rather than later.[LNB] Jones has been linked with a move to a trio of Premier League clubs in newly-promoted Newcastle, plus Bolton and Blackburn.[LNB]But McCarthy is optimistic Jones will put pen to paper on the new deal offered to him at the tail end of last season.[LNB]He said: "I want Dave to stay. He's got a year left of his contract and it's the same situation as where we were in March.[LNB]"We're trying to sort something out. Hopefully that will get done. I think it will get sorted out fairly quickly.[LNB]"We want him to stay and be part of the squad and I haven't heard anything from anyone."[LNB]Jones re-established himself in the side during the second half of the campaign and played a major part in Wolves securing top-flight status for a second successive season.[LNB]Meanwhile, McCarthy believes striker Andy Keogh will want to remain in the Premier League - should he leave Molineux - after Doncaster have made clear their desire to sign him.[LNB]Keogh made an impressive start to last season but slipped down the pecking order as McCarthy opted to play Kevin Doyle as the lone striker.[LNB]The former Republic of Ireland boss has also brought in Steven Fletcher from Burnley during the summer for around £6million.[LNB]McCarthy said: "I think Andy will want to stay in the Premier League. He was our best player at the start of last season.[LNB]"There's also no chance of Andy going out on loan."

Source: Team_Talk