McCarthy - Display was poor
Mick McCarthy was unhappy with Wolves' 'poor' performance as they needed extra-time to see off Notts County.
Last Updated: 21/09/10 11:46pm
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy was unhappy with his side's 'poor' performance as they needed extra-time to see off Notts County 4-2.
Despite making nine changes from the team which took on Tottenham at the weekend, McCarthy still felt there was enough quality in his side to deal with League One club County in Carling Cup action.
However, the boss had to bring on first-choice strikers Kevin Doyle and Steven Fletcher to salvage the tie with three goals between them in extra-time.
McCarthy said: "If you are looking for positives, then Kevin and Steven provided them because they are top class, the pair of them.
"But Notts County were excellent and did to us what we did to Spurs for 75 minutes at the weekend.
"This time we got a penalty and the win seems a bit unjust on them. But I felt the same against Spurs."
He added: "I want to take nothing away from Notts County. They played well. But our performance was very poor.
"It was a Premier League team, no trialists, no youth-teamers, and we ought to have been capable of playing better."
Notts County boss Craig Short was frustrated by the final result after coming so close to an upset.
"We were leading 1-0 and had the chance to make it 2-0 and finish them off," said Short.
"I'm exceptionally proud of them. They are so disappointed. It was there for the taking.
"But I am proud of every one of them."
Lee Hughes displayed a T-shirt emblazoned with the words 'Boing, Boing' after opening the scoring for County - the chant of his former club West Brom.
It was his response to being booed and coming in for verbal abuse throughout from the Wolves fans.
Short said: "He expected abuse, it fired him up. He caused their centre-halves so many problems."