As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Wolves boss McCarthy delighted with impact of Chelsea youngster Mancienne

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has again praised on-loan Chelsea youngster Michael Mancienne for his form in midfield.

Mancienne has impressed McCarthy with his ability to adapt into his position just in front of the back four.

He said: "We knew he wasn't just a big head-it-and-kick-it centre-half. He went and performed that midfield role he's currently in, shoring it up for us at Tottenham to start with.

"But he's just got better and better at it. He's only just started at it but things have developed from how we were at the start of the season.

"We recognised we had to change it and he's found himself a slot there and it will be hard to move him out.

"He isn't Claude Makelele, or John Obi Mikel or Didier Deschamps - but he's someone who has gone into it and has got better at it.

"He's doing it very well for me and he's doing a terrific job."

Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free