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McCarthy - Defeat hurt players

08 Feb 2010 08:42:17

McCarthy - Defeat hurt players

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy admitted the 2-1 defeat by Birmingham was hammer-blow given their domination for much of the clash at St Andrew's.Kevin Doyle's first-half lead had put McCarthy's men on course for a vital three points, until veteran striker Kevin Phillips came off the bench to score two goals in the last 10 minutes.He said: "I have not been in our dressing room before and seen the lads as disappointed as that after a game."You feel hard done by, and it is hard, but we've got a game on Wednesday (against Tottenham) and that is the motivation we need."If we play like that in our remaining games, I don't think we can be written off."I had no doubt that the team would perform and they have done that on many occasions this season."


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