McCarthy: Cats clash is vital

Wolves and the Black Cats are level on 11 points, sitting two

points outside the bottom three, with both managers coming under

increasing pressure after recent poor results. Sunderland are

without a win in four, with Steve Bruce facing growing supporter

unrest, while Wolves slumped to a dismal 3-0 defeat at Chelsea on

Saturday for a second consecutive defeat. “I don’t think it could

be any bigger,” McCarthy told the club’s website of Sunday’s game

at Molineux. “I’m not sure anybody thought we could come and win at

Chelsea. It’s how we lost that is really disappointing – being 3-0

down by half-time. “We never gave ourselves a chance of winning it.

(Sunday) was always going to be huge. If this is going to make it

any bigger, then so be it.”