Foley thrilled by recent form
Kevin Foley believes the Premier League's unpredictability this term could help Wolves' survival bid.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 22/12/09 3:18pm
Kevin Foley believes the Premier League's unpredictability this season could help Wolves maintain their top-flight status.
This term has already thrown up a string of unexpected results, which has meant the table has been tight at both the top and the bottom.
Wolves pulled off a shock of their own by winning 1-0 at fifth-placed Tottenham and having also beaten Bolton and Burnley in recent weeks, Mick McCarthy's men have climbed to a promising league position.
"Winning three games out of four in the Premier League is no mean feat," he told the club's official website.
"Everyone will be buzzing now for the next game, and the team going up to 12th in the table just shows how tight it is this season.
"Since the start of the season we've done well but still found ourselves in the relegation zone.
"It just shows how, with a couple of wins, you can really climb the table, and it's the same at the top as it is at the bottom.
"It's so very tight. No-one really knows what's going to happen whereas in previous years it was clearer as to who was battling for the title and who was going to be struggling.
"It's a lot more open this year, which can only be a good thing for Wolves."
McCarthy was criticised for naming a weakened line-up for the 3-0 defeat at Manchester United last Wednesday but the move paid off as his refreshed first-choice side beat Burnley 2-0 on Saturday through goals by Nenad Milijas and Kevin Doyle.
Foley, usually a right-back, came back in for just his fourth start of the season against United before playing in midfield against fellow promoted side Burnley.
McCarthy left himself open to an FA rap after making 10 changes for the United game to rest his key players for the visit of Burnley.
And although some fans feel they wasted their hard-earned money on travelling to Old Trafford, Foley hopes they can now see the benefit of McCarthy's controversial team selection and that the episode is behind them.
"It was an interesting week for me last week - captaining the side against Manchester United and then playing on the right-hand side of midfield against Burnley," he added.
"It was good to get back into the team and to get a solid result against Burnley.
"There was a lot of pressure on the outside but I don't think we felt it because within the dressing room we knew what the changes were about in midweek.
"I understand if some of the fans found it hard to take but I think it proved worthwhile. Hopefully that's the end of it now and we can look forward to the next game against Liverpool.
"I don't think we lit up the game against Burnley as much as we can but the main thing was we got through it, kept the clean sheet and stayed solid.
"We took the chances when we could and the result gives us confidence going into next week."