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Last Updated: Monday, 24 July 2006, 12:25 GMT 13:25 UK
McCarthy wants to sign old heads
Mick McCarthy
McCarthy says experience is crucial in the Championship
New Wolves manager Mick McCarthy says he hopes to follow up the signing of Gary Breen by bringing in some more older heads to help the youngsters.

"We can put youngsters in but we need some senior professionals and we have one in Gary Breen," McCarthy said.

"What you get with youngsters is hunger and ambition, but what you also get is inexperience and, sometimes, a lack of physical presence.

"We need to bring in more players as the Championship is a tough division."

He added: "I'll be phoning managers up and down the country to try and get some players in.

My initials stand for Mick McCarthy, not Merlin the Magician

Mick McCarthy

"If my number comes up on their mobiles they shouldn't be surprised.

"At the moment we've only got 16 first-team players and my initials stand for Mick McCarthy, not Merlin the Magician."

And former Sunderland boss McCarthy says it is vital that supporters play their part when the new players arrive.

"It's important for the fans to believe," he said.

"We do not want fans turning up expecting to see their team beaten and we certainly don't want the players expecting to be beaten.

"But if expectations are not as high as they have been in the recent past, that may help the players."

SEE ALSO
McCarthy named new Wolves manager
21 Jul 06 |  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves swoop for defender Breen
20 Jul 06 |  Wolverhampton Wanderers


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