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Foley not fearful of meeting Magpies
Published : 27 Aug 2010 15:36:00
Kevin Foley insists Wolves will not be overawed by Newcastle after their six-goal hammering of Aston Villa. The right-back is optimistic the Wolves defence is up to the task of stopping the threat of Andy Carroll after his hat-trick stunned managerless Villa at St James' Park and he believes Mick McCarthy's side can take heart from their own unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign. Foley told Wolves' official website: "Of course you notice a result like the 6-0. "I remember last season Tottenham beat Wigan 9-1 at home and we went there for their next home match and ended up winning 1-0. "I don't think it will be in our heads that Newcastle have won 6-0, it's just another game. "Nobody is under any illusions that Newcastle is going to be anything but a very tough game. "They have got players who have been there and done it in this league. "They will be on a high after their last league result against Villa. They took them on at St James' Park and stuck six goals past them. "But we were never going to be taking them lightly even after they lost to Manchester United. "Every game is different, and every game in this division is tough. "But in the league we're very happy with our start so far. "Getting good results in the first two games has been important and it's been very solid and given us something to build on." Carroll showed his potential in causing all kinds of problems to the Villa back four. Foley said: "They have got a striker in top form in Andy Carroll who is a very good player. "Anyone who gets a hat-trick in the Premier League has got something about them. "He's a strong player who scores goals but hopefully we've got the defenders to be able to handle him." Foley played the majority of last season on the right side of midfield but is happy to be operating at right-back in competition with the fit-again Ronald Zubar. He said: "We need competition and can't just have one player in each position through the team. "Right-back is exactly the same. It's only healthy for the team and as long as the team are doing well, and I'm playing well, then I'm happy. "At the end of the day it's a team game but if you're playing well you've got a better chance of staying in the team. "That competition keeps you on your toes."