McCarthy spurned Kenny request

Image: Kenny Dalglish: Wanted to push back Liverpool's clash at Wolves, according to McCarthy

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy says he turned down an enquiry from Liverpool counterpart Kenny Dalglish about pushing back their game.

Dalglish wanted to move game back 24 hours

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has revealed he turned down an enquiry from Liverpool counterpart Kenny Dalglish about pushing their game back because of the transfer window. The two sides will meet at Molineux in the Premier League on Tuesday night - which is also transfer deadline day. McCarthy says Dalglish contacted him requesting to change the game to the following day due to Liverpool's potential business in the transfer market. But the Wolves manager refused because he wanted more time to prepare for Saturday's trip to QPR. He said: "I know Liverpool wanted to play the game on the Wednesday and asked me about it and I said 'no chance'. "We are going down to QPR on Saturday so why would I play a day later? I want as much time to prepare for both games but I could understand Liverpool's request. "Kenny just asked me because they might be doing something (in the transfer market) and I understood it - but he understand my reasons for not changing."

Solution

Wolves were not in action at the weekend after being knocked out of the FA Cup by local rivals Birmingham in the third round. McCarthy and his players went paintballing during their 10-day break but not far from his mind has been trying to find a solution to end a run of 10 games without a win. He said: "The paintballing day wasn't about digging deep to find good team spirit because that is there. That was a day off from training because we hadn't got a game at the weekend, a break from the norm. "But we are digging deep trying to do something about the results. If we weren't, there would be something wrong. "I shouldn't be here if I wasn't trying to find a spark, something we could get results from. We are doing that all the time. "What I can do is take positives from how we've played at Arsenal, Spurs, Bolton in the second half, Chelsea, and Aston Villa."

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