McCarthy: Milijas has work to do

BY foxsports • September 16, 2010

The Serb has struggled to get back into the Wolves first team after he was given extra time off in the summer following his participation in the World Cup. Whilst McCarthy was happy to let Milijas have extra recovery time, he clearly feels it has been detrimental to his Molineux chances. "Nenad went out to the World Cup and didn't play much but came back late, with my permission, to have a holiday," said McCarthy. "Then I think he's found it hard to get back up to the level. "He needs two or three weeks of intense training to get up to that match level. It's harder because he came here as the captain of his former team, the top man. "He did well, and then I think the World Cup maybe disrupted things and he didn't want to get injured. "He found himself out of the side and then didn't play much at the World Cup and just hasn't got that match sharpness that he needs. I've spoken to him about it and we need to get him working on fitness and weights and get him back up to the levels needed in the Premier League. "When he's at that level he's got his chance to play again because he's a terrific footballer. "It's just a topping-up process of getting him back."

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