McCarthy fears `wounded' Palace

01 February 2010 03:34
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has warned his players to beware a "wounded animal" when they face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fourth-round replay at Selhurst Park. McCarthy is wary of the challenge troubled Palace will pose after they were deducted 10 points for being placed into administration and lost star asset Victor Moses to Wigan. The Wolves boss has no doubt opposite number Neil Warnock will use the problems facing the club as a motivating factor, with the prize of a home fifth-round tie against Aston Villa at stake. "Neil will be all right," said McCarthy. "Talk about resilience and toughness, I think he has shown all of that. "It is a difficult position for him. But Neil is the master of getting the best out of his team. He is one of the good ones. He will relish and will use it to motivate his team. "He will use this 'all the world's against them' to get them fighting against us and knowing that the prize is a game against Aston Villa, which would mean money in the coffers. So it would help their cause if they were to win."

Source: PA

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