McCarthy defends Gow decision
Mick McCarthy has defended Wolves' decision not to sign Alan Gow from SPL giants Rangers.
Last Updated: 12/01/09 4:14pm
Mick McCarthy has defended Wolves' decision not to sign Alan Gow from SPL giants Rangers during the transfer window.
The former Blackpool loanee had been set to join the Molineux outfit last week after a fee was agreed for his services.
However, Gow failed the club's routine medical, meaning he returned to Ibrox rather than pen a deal with McCarthy's side.
Some believe McCarthy should have pressed ahead with the deal regardless, but he was happy to back the club's stance of pulling out of the transfer - at least until Gow's injury situation is resolved.
When asked whether he was disappointed Wolves were unable to sign Gow, McCarthy told Sky Sports News: "It was for Alan first and foremost. For us as a team then, because I thought he would have added to our squad.
"I tried to sign him before he went to Rangers from Falkirk, but he's a Rangers fan and went to his club so that's fine.
"I said to him 'You're kind of fortune I've revisited it because if you get the knock-back you rarely go and try again'. It's something I wanted to do, but our medical team found something that we wouldn't sign him with.
"I'm not going to get into any arguments with anybody. There were some suggestions we should have pushed it through. No. We won't, because we don't think it's right. Alan understood.
"Now he can get it sorted out, which I'm sure he will. He'll be back in three months and back in time for the start of next season. He'll be fresh and ready to go and probably a better player for it."