Mick believes in Wolves escape

23 April 2011 08:00
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy remains convinced his side will beat the drop despite seeing held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham thanks to Andrew Johnson's late equaliser at Molineux. Wanderers, who went into the game lying bottom of the Barclays Premier League, took the lead in the 22nd minute when Steven Fletcher headed in a cross from skipper Karl Henry. Johnson levelled with 10 minutes to go, however, the former Everton striker dispatching the ball beyond Wayne Hennessey just seconds after coming on as a substitute. It was a blow to the hosts' bid for survival, but, with five games left to play, McCarthy is still upbeat about their chances of getting out of trouble. "Everybody is predicting what it is or isn't going to take," McCarthy said. "I predict maybe one point or one goal better off than three others - and we can still do it. "Every point is hard to get - Fulham are a good side. I think other teams could have gone on and got beaten in that game having conceded how we did and that late on. "But we haven't, so we'll take the point, take the positives and keep going with five more games to play. There will be no defeatists here or negativity at all."

Source: PA