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Wolves boss McCarthy stamps out gambling culture

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has moved to stamp out a gambling culture within the club.

Wanderers boss McCarthy, 50, called in addiction experts from the Sporting Chance Clinic, run by Peter Kay.

McCarthy acted after four first team stars and a youth team player were gambling too much last season.

He insists there is now no problem at the club, but admits pastoral care to his Premier League squad is continuing.

He said: "Gambling is certainly a danger like drinking and drugs - they are all addictions. We do have people who work with the young lads, and with the first teamers, talking to them about gambling and drinking and drugs.

"I brought the guys in to try and give them a message. If they get caught up in drugs and gambling it effects their lives.

"You are going to have a struggle to have a successful career if you get caught up in it.

"There are serious issues which need addressing. All you can do is give them the message."

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