Johnson backs McCarthy

Wolves defender is supportive of his manager

Roger Johnson: Wolves captain backs his manager Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Roger Johnson has backed his under-fire manager Mick McCarthy and insists that he and his team-mates are behind him.

Wolves are currently 16th in the Premier League table on 18 points from 21 matches, just one point above the relegation zone.

Club owner Steve Morgan has branded his team's displays this season as "unacceptable" and there are suggestions that McCarthy's job at Molineux is under threat.

However, following Wolves' encouraging 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Saturday, Johnson insists that the players are behind their boss.


"It's nice to [do well] for the manager," he said.

"We are where we are because of the players, not the manager.

"You can't sack a whole football team. Unfortunately, it comes down to one man and that's the manager.

"We want to show that we are backing the manager, which everyone of the lads is, and it was a good performance (against Spurs).

"We are happy with a point. We could have got all three."