McCarthy was "growly" before Albion game

Mick McCarthy admits he had to apologise for being "growly" with the Wolves squad.

Mick McCarthy has admitted he had to apologise for being "growly" with his team last week.

The Wolves boss said that the "stresses and strains" of being in the relegation zone had made him testy in the run-up to yesterday's derby with West Brom.

"I had to apologise for that," he told the BBC. "I guess [it was] getting to me and I was passing it on to them."

A 3-1 win at Molineux yesterday afternoon lifted Wolves one point clear of the relegation zone with two games still to play.

"It's a huge result, particularly with the position we were in before the game and indeed still are in now, but I've maintained all along when we've been in the bottom three that it's May 22 when we want to be out of it.

"There are two games to play and while we're out of it for the moment we're not safe and we need to stay focused on them. We've got to approach them in exactly the same way and try to be consistent in my manner and my demeanour."

Wolves next face Sunderland away on Saturday.

A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Wolves optimistic over Fletcher fitness
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves21153341172448
2Cardiff CityCardiff21135332161644
3Bristol City21117334221240
4Derby CountyDerby21115533211238
5Aston Villa21107429181137
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2112183426837
7Leeds UnitedLeeds2110383326733
9Ipswich TownIpswich2110293532332
10Preston North EndPreston218852522332
11Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest21100113135-430
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds216962626027
16Norwich CityNorwich217682127-627
18Hull City215793739-222
19Queens Park RangersQPR215792332-922
21Bolton WanderersBolton2137112140-1916
22Birmingham CityBirmingham2144131030-2016
24Burton Albion2135131340-2714
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account