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McCarthy welcomes Davies comeback

Mick McCarthy
McCarthy is keen for Davies to stay off the treatment table

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy believes Mark Davies can make an impact this season after his match-winning goal off the bench against Accrington.

The 20-year old spared Wolves' blushes in the Carling Cup on Tuesday, coming back after two injury-ravaged years.

"Well, he's got that in his armoury for sure, he's a terrific little footballer," McCarthy told BBC WM.

"He needs to stay fit now, and we'll see what will happen to him if he does stay fit," he added.

Davies' goal was his first since January 2006 after a horrific run of knee problems and operations.

He also delivered the corner from which Chris Iwelumo scored Wolves' second goal.

McCarthy is more than happy with the level of commitment his players have shown in the opening week of the season after seeing defender George Elokobi visibly berating team-mates when they made errors in the Accrington game.

It is an attribute the former Republic of Ireland boss likes in his players: "From all of them, yeah absolutely, from all of them. It's vital that's there.

"I've said to them that they'll put their bodies on the line when they play, and they do.

"If someone gets cut we've got the best surgeon, we'll stitch them up, we'll get them back on the pitch.

"They're certainly a committed bunch of lads, that's for sure."

see also
Wolves 3-2 Accrington (aet)
12 Aug 08 |  League Cup

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