Mick enjoying survival fight
McCarthy’s side – and their opponents – are currently one point
above the drop zone as the season reaches its finale at Molineux.
But either of them could be overhauled by Birmingham, Blackpool and
Wigan if results go against them. McCarthy said: “Am I enjoying it?
I am enjoying it all. What is the alternative – go and play golf?
“It is an absolutely fabulous job despite all the pressures and
attention I get. “I don’t want to do anything else – I love it. “If
you want to be successful at whatever you do then there are going
to be days that put you under a lot of pressure.” McCarthy is
adamant he has no problems with the side Manchester United boss Sir
Alex Ferguson will select for the home clash with Blackpool.
Ferguson has indicated he will not be fielding his strongest
line-up ahead of the Champions League final with Barcelona.
McCarthy said: “It doesn’t interest me. I maintain that we are
entitled to pick the team we should pick. “I trust Sir Alex and his
integrity and winning mentality to do the right thing. I haven’t
got a problem.” McCarthy believes it helps Wolves’ cause they will
be facing a side in Rovers who will also have something to play
for. He said: “It probably helps that it makes them as nervous as
we will be. “I am never quite sure whether it is a good thing or a
bad thing when you go into a game against a team that is relaxed
and nothing to lose. “Does it take the edge off their performance
or does it give them an ability to relax with a bit of gay abandon.
“I’m not sure which is the help but we both need points and, if
either of us win the game, it’s job done.” McCarthy has defended
his decision to recently axe England winger Matt Jarvis from his
starting line-up. McCarthy said: “He came on against Sunderland
last weekend as a substitute and he was brilliant. I think he has
handled it particularly well. “I have never played in a team yet
when one player has the divine right to play in every game, never
has a bad game and never gets left out. “I think Wayne Rooney gets
left out from time to time. “I seem to think Didier Drogba and
Fernando Torres get left out from time to time so why is it that
Matt Jarvis has a divine right to play in this team along with
anyone else? They just haven’t. “If I can conjure something else up
on Sunday by leaving someone out then I will do my best.” Wolves
striker Kevin Doyle is battling to be fit after aggravating his
knee problem at the Stadium Of Light.