Wolves boss heaps praise on Chelsea youngster

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Mick McCarthy has hailed the impact of Wolves loanee Michael Mancienne as a holding midfielder but insists he will have to be 'top drawer' in the role to get into the Chelsea side.

Mancienne is on loan from Stamford Bridge this season and has switched from centre-back to the middle of the park with good effect in recent months.

Wolves boss McCarthy said: "To get into a team like Chelsea, you've really got to be top drawer doing it. Michael is learning it but he is certainly improving at it."

He added: Michael has been excellent. We know he is a good player. He is a centre-back but, from the moment I asked him to do the midfield role, he said 'I love that.'

"He did it when we won at Tottenham. He is improving. He is a really talented lad."

McCarthy believes Mancienne's ability to play in more than one position will help him to play regular first-team football.

He said: "It is great if you have got two strings to your bow.

"If you can play at centre-back, as well as he does, and then just step into midfield, and play as he does, he is always going to get a game somewhere."

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