Mick defends fielding Fletch on flank

10 October 2010 08:18
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has defended using record signing Steven Fletcher in a wide position during the last three games.[LNB] The Scotland forward has been utilised in a wide position rather than his preferred central role in the last three defeats to Tottenham, Aston Villa and Wigan.[LNB]McCarthy believes the team has benefitted with Fletcher playing wide and he insists the current formation has plenty of flexibility.[LNB]"He scored 12 goals at Burnley last season playing wide most of the time because they played 4-3-3," he said.[LNB]"And for a spell at Wigan he went up front on his own and (Kevin) Doyle went wide right.[LNB]"Fletcher was brilliant against Villa in the second half.[LNB]"He kept the ball, came inside and passed it - it was a really good performance.[LNB]"And he scored his goal at Tottenham playing wide left.[LNB]"It's not wide left or right, it's 4-3-3. The front three have to inter-change."

Source: Team_Talk