McCarthy warns against complacency

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Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has warned his side are still locked in a relegation dogfight and insisted: "We've achieved nothing yet."

McCarthy is concerned when he switches on television to find Wolves no longer being touted as candidates for the drop back into the Coca-Cola Championship.

And he said: "We need two wins at least to keep us going. We need to keep the intensity up, not to take our foot off the gas."

Wolves are currently five points above the bottom three with five games remaining ahead of Sunday's clash with Stoke at Molineux.

McCarthy added: "I don't want to be involved in a relegation dogfight - but we definitely are.

"If we get 38 points, we'd have achieved a point a game for the season although things can get silly at this time of the season with teams getting results from nowhere.

"A bad result for us, a couple of good results elsewhere for the other teams, and suddenly it all turns around. We cannot take our focus away from picking up the points."

McCarthy added: "When I see people talking on TV about the relegation run-in, Bolton, Wigan, others are mentioned, but they are not mentioning us and that concerns me. I won't allow the players to lose focus. I don't want a cosy atmosphere around the place. We need more points. We've done nothing yet.

"I like the adrenalin rush, having butterflies going around in your stomach and everyone keeping on their toes to make sure we get the right result. If we just slacken off at all, we will get punished and we will certainly get punished by Stoke who are a good Premier League outfit."

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