McCarthy hails O'Hara impact

BY foxsports • September 9, 2011

O'Hara moved to Wolves on a permanent basis in the summer after spending time on loan from Spurs with the Midlands club last season. McCarthy does not believe O'Hara has anything to prove against his former team. He said of the midfielder: "He's been terrific since he came here and wanted to be part of it. "He went out (on loan) and learnt his trade from Spurs like a lot of players have to do - he went out and did his bit. "I don't know what went off at Spurs. Maybe Jamie wasn't everything and all things he should have been. "He was there competing against (Luka) Modric, (Jermaine) Jenas and (Tom) Huddlestone and all those who were in the team instead of him." McCarthy added: "Jamie has nothing to prove to me, nothing at all. "Jamie went and learnt his trade like a lot of them have to do. He went out on loan, did his bit. I don't know what went off at Spurs. "It might have been get him out on loan and let him learn his trade and let him come back a better player. Why do we always have to blame the club?" McCarthy is just happy he was able to bring O'Hara to Wolves on a permanent basis. The Wolves boss added: "They might not see it as a loss because they sold him but it is my gain and we have got a really good player. "It's personal preferences isn't it. Good luck to him that he has left and come here and made us a better team." McCarthy will wait on the fitness of winger Matt Jarvis before he names what he hopes will be an unchanged team for the fourth Premier League match in succession. McCarthy at least has his seven players who went away on international duty returning fit to play as he bids to continue his side's fine start to the season, which has seen them win two and draw one of their fixtures so far to lie fifth in the table. Wolves will be without Dave Edwards (calf) and Sylvain Ebanks Blake (knee) but midfielder Adlene Guedioura is available after recovering from the ankle injury that has prevented him from playing so far this season.

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