McCarthy bemoans selection woe
Mick McCarthy insists the lack of changes to his Wolves side have been a necessity rather than a choice.
Last Updated: 01/12/11 1:22pm
Mick McCarthy insists the lack of changes to his struggling Wolves side have been a necessity rather than a choice.
Nine players had been ever presents in the Premier League until suspension ruled Jamie O'Hara and Stephen Hunt out of Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Chelsea.
But McCarthy will be forced to make another change against managerless Sunderland this weekend with former skipper Karl Henry facing a one-match ban.
The Wolves boss said: "The lack of changes might be due to the fact I had a complete back four that was injured - Kevin Foley, Ronald Zubar, George Elokobi and Jody Craddock - all at once.
"I had a back four that was written in stone and had to play. Dave Edwards, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Steven Fletcher were also injured.
"It has been a necessity to keep the same team."
Midfielder Henry misses Sunday's bottom-six clash with the Black Cats after picking up his fifth booking of the campaign at Stamford Bridge.
But the 29-year-old has backed his team-mates to ease their relegation fears with victory against Sunderland.
He said: "I never like missing any game but I'm gutted to miss what is such a big game for us.
"It's another one of those games where we've got our backs against the wall and we need to collect a positive result.
"I'm sure the boys will go out and get one."