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McCarthy hails Vokes impact
15 Sep 2008 - 11:44:58
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is delighted with the impact that striker Sam Vokes has made since his arrival from Bournemouth in the summer.
The 18-year-old Wales international has scored three times in three appearances so far this term, including a double in the 3-1 weekend victory at Charlton Athletic.
McCarthy told his club's official website: "There was a lot of interest in Sam from a lot of clubs, but we were the ones to put our money where our mouth is.
"The problem is with Premier League clubs, they would go and sign Sam Vokes and loan him out.
"Premier League fans wouldn't find him sexy enough would they? That's the problem, fans demand you spend £32million and if it all goes belly-up, it's a sad state of affairs.
"A Premier League club would buy Sam and loan him out to somebody like us and we would feel obliged to play him because he's on loan, but he wouldn't be our player.
"We are nurturing one of our own now, not a Premier League club's player and I think we all feel a lot better about that."