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McCarthy: No Van Damme fallout
01 Dec 2010 - 10:13:16
Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Mick McCarthy says that there was no fallout with wing-back Jelle Van Damme before he opted to return to Belgium to join Standard Liege.
The 27-year-old spent just a few months at Molineux, but McCarthy had no problems with the Belgium international during that time.
He told the club's official website: "There was no point in keeping him. When someone moves, why does it always have to be the case that someone has 'fallen out'.
"He is a good player and sometimes it just doesn't work out. This was one of those occasions.
"He came, he started in the team, he got injured in his first game and things haven't worked out for him personally.
"He had his family life and sometimes all those little things add up to the fact that it just doesn't work out and that's what happened.
"I like Jelle and, when he played, he gave his all.
"But, if he wants to go back, then even if there is one per cent not totally committed to it, then why would I continue to play him when I've got lads who are totally committed?"