McCarthy - Recruitment ongoing
Mick McCarthy admits he is always looking for potential recruits, but ensuring survival remains his priority.
Last Updated: 10/03/11 3:58pm
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy admits he is always looking for potential new recruits, but ensuring Premier League survival remains his top priority.
The Molineux outfit have made quick purchases in the early part of the last two summers after gaining promotion into the top flight and then staying there.
But he believes there should not be a need to rush out and buy new players this summer despite being seen, along with assistant Terry Connor, at Coventry's game with Bristol City last weekend.
The Wolves boss told the club's official website: "That goes on all the time, looking at players.
"We just went to watch the game last weekend. We'd trained on Saturday morning and just went to watch the Coventry game, a Championship game, nothing more than that.
"It's made a difference we've been able to bring players in quickly in the last few summers but I'm not so sure whether that would happen this year.
"I don't think we would be in such a dire need to go rushing out for players - I don't know.
"It's an ongoing process that, signing players and looking at players.
"But we've got to make sure we stay in the Premier League first, that's the main thing.
"Stay in the league, that's what we've got to do."
While McCarthy feels that based on performances and honesty his second-from-bottom side deserve to stay up, he concedes it is points that count.
He added: "We committed hari kari with five points (from their last three games) but to get nine points from our last nine games and get to 38 points - the same as last year - will be tough."
Meanwhile, Christophe Berra is backing Kevin Doyle to add to his goal tally after the striker netted a brace in the 3-3 draw with Spurs.
The brace ended a three-game top-flight goal drought for the striker and took his tally to nine for the season.
Berra said: "The work-rate Kevin puts in and quality he brings to the team is special.
"He holds the ball so well upfront and he gives defenders a hard time in the box so they can't get clean headers away.
"He deserved his goals on Sunday and hopefully it will give him more confidence and he can get more before the end of the season."