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McCarthy looks forward to return to Wolves

No axe to grind for Mick McCarthy as he returns to Wolves with Ipswich Photo: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he has 'no axe to grind' when he takes his current team to former club Wolves in the Championship on Saturday.

It'll be McCarthy's first visit to Molinuex since losing his job there back in February. His assistant Terry Connor took over as caretaker-manager but left at the end of last season.

Speaking ahead of the trip to the Black Country, McCarthy said: "I did a good job at Molineux. I loved it there, I had a blinding time."

"It's a great club with great people, and I can go back there with my head held high. I've no axe to grind. But I'm here (Ipswich) now. I'd like to go back there with my team, put on a good show and win the three points."

– Ipswich manager, Mick McCarthy
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy walks along the touchline at Portman Road Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

At least a dozen of the players McCarthy had in his Championship winning side at Wolves are still at the club.

He knows the threat they carry despite losing heavily at home to Peterborough on Boxing Day.

"I think Wolves are a great team', McCarthy said.

"Six or seven players did really well in the Championship not so long ago and that's a really good Championship team.

"I know them. I just know if they play well we will have a really tough game there."

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