McCarthy hopeful of Jones stay

Wolves manager positive over future of midfielder

McCarthy: Wants Jones to stay

McCarthy: Wants Jones to stay

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Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is positive he will retain the services of midfielder David Jones.

The 26-year-old scored following a stunning free-kick move when he flicked the ball up and volleyed home from the edge of the box in their 2-1 victory over Stoke at Molineux.

Rumours had been circulating that Jones' talks regarding a new deal had broken down, however McCarthy insisted that he wanted the player to stay.

"The situation hasn't changed. I want him to stay and he wants to stay. But he knows it's not going to change my opinion on him," McCarthy said.

"I'm going to play him and pick him, which I've done. And he'll continue to play for me like he has done this afternoon so we're not losing anything."

Desire to stay

Jones also spoke of his desire to stay at the club and that he hoped his future would be resolved soon.

"Hopefully things will get sorted out. I want to stay at the club and I think the club want me to stay here as well," Jones said.

"Definitely the manager has said he wants me to so hopefully that will all get sorted out."

Fletcher praise

McCarthy also praised new signing Steven Fletcher, who scored on his debut.

The Scotland striker joined Wolves for a record £7million from Burnley this summer, and the 23-year-old demonstrated why they paid the money.

Sadly for McCarthy, Fletcher had to come off just minutes into the second half with an injury, but the former Ireland boss stated it was nothing to worry about.

"I thought he (Fletcher) was excellent," said McCarthy.

"It's great for him to get his goal, sadly he came off, but he's alright, he's just got a sore foot.

"He's just got a kick on his foot and wanted to see how he was."