Wolves' lack of goals mean safety not assured

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Mick McCarthy believes Wolves' lack of attacking firepower means his side's Barclays Premier League survival is still far from assured.

Wolves' 0-0 draw with Fulham on Saturday was their third such result in their last four games. Some 389 minutes have passed since McCarthy's side scored their last goal, which came in Wolves' 3-1 win over West Ham last month.

McCarthy admits his side's lack of goals could mean his side will still need to get points in their remaining fixtures against Blackburn, Portsmouth and Sunderland to stay up. "Let's not presume that we are safe," he said.

"We still need points because we are not scoring. If we get three clean sheets then I will take it."

McCarthy also defended his side's defensive style of play which has seen them defy their critics and move away from the relegation zone.

"Playing great football and losing still gets you no points," said the former Republic of Ireland manager.

"We do play football and try to knock the ball around though. We always get a chance from a free kick or a corner."

"We have to work on closing teams down because we want to stay in the game.

"But we had to stop getting beat and when you stop that you pick up points.

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