McCarthy - No Jones concerns
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has no concerns over the future of midfielder David Jones.
Last Updated: 19/08/10 4:05pm
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has no concerns over the future of David Jones despite the midfielder going into the last 12 months of his current deal.
Talks over an extended stay at Molineux for the 25-year-old have stalled with Jones having turned down the club's initial offer of a new contract.
That has led to speculation that the former Manchester United trainee could be on his way during the transfer window, although the player has expressed his commitment to the cause and desire to sign fresh terms.
And McCarthy, who saw Jones score a stunning opener in the 2-1 victory over Stoke on Saturday, is just happy to have a player on his books who feels he has a point to prove.
When asked if he had any worries over Jones not having put pen to paper, McCarthy told Sky Sports News: "No, I don't, none at all.
"Dave is such a lad that he will perform like he did last week. It is in his interests to perform like he did last week.
"I seem to remember that Bolton used to sign players on one-year contracts. Teams have done it and they (players) are hugely motivated in terms of looking for another contract.
"Dave is motivated anyway, he is a fantastic professional. He will play to the best of his ability whether he has signed a contract or not.
"Somebody else might be having a look at him, but while I'm getting performances out of him that's all that matters to me, the Wolves fans and the club."
McCarthy has also ruled out striker Andy Keogh leaving the club on loan before the end of the month, but admitted he would listen to offers of a permanent deal.
The former Scunthorpe man has been linked with temporary switches to Cardiff and Bristol City, but the Wolves boss would not be interested.
He added: "It's unlikely, in terms of a loan deal. If someone is prepared to come and buy him, he might be one of the players somebody is waiting to see.
"But if Andy isn't sold, he'll be one of our 25-man squad as we've only got four strikers."