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Mick McCarthy isn't one to pull his verbal punches. Renowned for calling a spade a spade, the tough talking Yorkshireman isn't afraid of who he upsets when giving his post match asessments.

Usually.

Following Wolves goalless draw with QPR on Saturday, more than a couple of black country fingers were pointing in the direction of Stephen Elliott when looking for a reason to explain why all three points weren't going back to Molineux.

A glaring three yard miss doesn't normally slip under McCarthy's radar, but Elliot's weekend miss took second place to his all round work ethic and team play when he chose to address the sporting press.

'I feel sorry for Stephen because he was brilliant,' McCarthy said.

'He did all the scrappy jobs - all the chasing, the closing down, and holding up. A goal for him would have been the icing on the cake.'

And enough to end Wolves three match winless streak.

Having shelled out on Elliott and Freddy Eastwood to compliment Stephen Ward, Jay Bothroyd and Andy Keogh, not many would have expected finding goals to be an issue in the first half of the season.

But it's something McCarthy is now left to defend and explain with alarming regularity.

'We're not prolific - we know that. If we were, we'd be higher up the league. We continue to strive to improve our goalscoring record and it's something that we'll work at on the training ground.' he noted, with no irony intended.

No one can doubt the leaps and bounds the team have made since Mick McCarthy first sat down and told the world he wasn't Merlin.

But as the Christmas period approaches, and with it the January transfer window, he may yet find himself having to to conjure up that rarest of commodoties, which has so far eluded him. A consistent goalscoring centre forward.

Writer:Stuart Smith
Date:Monday December 17 2007
Time: 7:22PM

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And That's Why Boring Boring Macca Has NEVER Achieved Anything With His Own Team....!!!!
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