McCarthy cool after reverse

07 April 2009 08:34
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy accepted that his side had not deserved to take anything from a 2-0 defeat at Birmingham City. The Molineux outfit missed a chance to move eight points clear at the top of the Championship, but McCarthy still believes his side are in a fine position to seal automatic promotion. He said: "At the start of the season if we had been offered five games to go and two points clear of second and eight clear of third and fourth, we would have taken it, we would have been delighted with that." Meanwhile, McCarthy offered his support for Blues midfielder Lee Carsley, who was red-carded in the first half at St Andrew's for a high challenge on Chris Iwelumo. "At the time I couldn't really see it, but I've just watched it again and let me clear something up," McCarthy added. "Lee wouldn't go in to hurt anybody that's for sure, he's a competitor and I think he's just mistimed it, he's caught him and it's not a very nice tackle. "I don't think there's any doubt it was the turning point, the game was going nowhere. I thought we were comfortable except for a couple of mistakes."

Source: ESA