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McCarthy insists Wolves taking FA Cup seriously

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy insists they'll take their FA Cup clash with Birmingham City seriously.

McCarthy insists he will take Wednesday night's game seriously despite injuries to several players.

McCarthy said on Tuesday: "The cup does matter and we want to get through. There will be a much changed team tomorrow but there will be a strong team.

"I've already told you Doyle and Ebanks-Blake will play up front. A lot of teams would be thrilled to have those two up front.

"People say the first game was dreadful. It wasn't as good as that. Why the hell is the replay on TV after the first game?

"It was awful but there were mitigating circumstances. Chris Hughton has got Birmingham playing 4-5-1 and being hard to beat, we were playing 4-4-2 and there were no chances, the pitch wasn't great.

"The two teams were bang average. I guess everyone is hoping for a better game. I guess lightning can't strike twice. Let's hope not."

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