Lambert questions McCarthy axe
Norwich boss Paul Lambert believes the Wolves hierarchy will now be regretting the decision to sack Mick McCarthy.
Last Updated: 23/03/12 4:27pm
Norwich manager Paul Lambert believes the Wolves hierarchy will now be regretting the decision to sack Mick McCarthy.
McCarthy's five-and-a-half-year reign at Molineux came to an end after last month's 5-1 home defeat by West Brom left Wolves in the bottom three.
But they failed to appoint a permanent successor, leaving McCarthy's former assistant Terry Connor in charge.
Wolves have taken one point from four games since and Connor takes his side to Carrow Road on Saturday looking to halt a run of three straight defeats, in which they have conceded 12 goals and scored none.
"I think Mick McCarthy going was the wrong decision," Lambert said. "I think the drive and passion he has for the game might have stood them in good stead.
"That's taking nothing from Terry because he was part of it, but we have to try to keep them down there.
"It's mammoth for him. He's been thrown in at the deep end and you have to sink or swim."
Norwich have also taken one point from their last four games, which has seen them slip from eighth to 14th in the Premier League.
But they are still 13 points clear of the relegation zone with nine games left and Lambert insists the Canaries' recent defeats - all by a single goal against Manchester United, Stoke and then Newcastle - have not knocked confidence.
"It's going to be a really hard game - Wolves are fighting for their lives - but the team are playing well and I don't have a problem lifting them," he said. "They're vibrant.
"Wolves might be low in confidence and we have to try to capitalise on that. If we keep doing what we are doing hopefully we will win.
"I've no doubt the crowd will come and back us to the hilt - apart from the two or three who want to moan - but we have to give them something to get behind us.
"I don't need to make major changes because I know they are playing well.
"I don't panic or anything like that. The confidence has never wavered. I've never sensed any bad feeling or trepidation going into a big game since I've been here."