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No excuses from McCarthy
07 Oct 2009 - 16:01:25
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is adamant that no-one should be sympathising with his side's current plight.
Wolves lost 1-0 to previously pointless Portsmouth at Molineux on Saturday, their third successive defeat following a Carling Cup exit at Manchester United and 5-2 setback at Sunderland.
The bad run has left Wolves just above the Premier League relegation zone, but McCarthy insists it is not bad luck which has contributed to his team's slide down the table.
He insisted: "I don't think we deserve sympathy and I'm not looking for it. Even understanding would be in short supply because our lads have played a lot of games.
"I'm the last person to start asking for a reality check, or sympathy or understanding from our supporters. It's alright asking for a bit of luck, and if someone had made the right decisions it could have been different.
"But I'd settle for us doing our organisation and our jobs properly because that's what's cost us. I know certain things look like they've conspired against us, but we've had a huge role to play in our defeats as well.
"When you're defending a return ball coming in after clearing a corner, it doesn't matter whether it's the Premier League, the Championship or the Conference, you've got to be able to defend it."