McCarthy hails Molineux men

19 April 2009 03:11
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was almost lost for words after his side secured promotion to the Premier League with a 1-0 win over QPR at Molineux. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's goal straight after half-time was enough to spark wild celebrations among the home fans and leave McCarthy to reflect on mission accomplished. He told the club's official website: "It's difficult to fully articulate my feelings to do it justice, but it's a bit of everything. "Of course, on the inside I'm absolutely thrilled by our achievement and really proud of the players. They've been brilliant all season long and have been top since October. "They've had no outside influences or outside help, it's that group of players who have driven it and driven it and driven it. We've had great support from the fans and the players deserve the credit. "It's taken a fair bit of courage to lead from the front and maturity, but there are some old heads on young shoulders. "A few questions have been asked, maybe in January when we struggled but they handled it and even today, knowing what was at stake, they came through. "We all wondered about what might happen if we won the game and it was a test of character. "It's all about projecting forward what it might be like if you win and then having the guts to see it through and play how we did today. I'm full of admiration for the lads."

Source: ESA