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My stars not for sale - McCarthy

Mick McCarthy
Mick McCarthy has guided Wolves to a six-point lead in the Championship.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has stated that none of his talented young players are available to buy during January.

The likes of Michael Kightly, Wayne Hennessey and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake have all been linked with moves to Premier League clubs.

But McCarthy told the club website: "I have said that I will tell any club to politely go away, as will the chief executive and the chairman.

"None of them are going anywhere," insisted the Wolves boss.

McCarthy wants to enhance his squad during January but is wary of buying players who already think the club are in the Premier League.

"If we can add to the squad we will talk about it," McCarthy added, "but I don't want anybody coming here in January thinking that, if they come to Wolves, they will be playing in the Premier League next season because that will mess it up completely.

"They've got to come in and earn the right to play in the Premier League because we're nowhere near there yet and there's a long way to go."

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