Ward: Players are behind McCarthy

05 December 2011 03:47

Acting skipper Stephen Ward insists Mick McCarthy is still the right person to manage Wolves and has the backing of all the players.

McCarthy has had to endure a trio of home games against Swansea, Wigan and Sunderland and there has been speculation that a poor result could see the end of his five-year reign, but a haul of seven points from nine - including Sunday's 2-1 success - have eased those fears.

Wolves are now four points clear of the bottom three in the Barclays Premier League, and Ward responded emphatically when asked if McCarthy is the right man to lead Wolves, saying: "I think that's a silly question. He has kept us up twice, he has got us to the Premier League."

He added: "A change of manager doesn't always mean a change in fortunes and we are working together as a group to stay in this league.

"I think over the last two years we've done fantastically well.

"You've got to realise it's a really tough league. We could have easily come up and gone straight back down.

"But we've got two seasons in a row behind us at this level and are now looking to make it three.

"All the players are behind Mick," Ward said. "You look at the way we've played against Sunderland.

"We give everything for the manager and the staff because we work day in and day out with them.

We know how good they are, we know what the manager has done for this club."

Source: PA