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Wolves offer Jones a new deal

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has offered Dave Jones a new contract, reports the Birmingham Mail. The former Derby play-maker follows Marcus Hahnemann and Jody Craddock into talks with 15 months left on his present three-year deal.

"We all know about his ability. His technical ability is not in question," said McCarthy.

"He is another one that we have offered a new contract to but he had to get into the team and play. And he has done it. He and Kevin Doyle were excellent at Villa. The two of them have got a good understanding."

McCarthy says Doyle is unlikely to be tempted away from Wolves should they stay up.

"Let's stay in the league. We can discuss that. He loves it where he is. It's what makes the world go around, if a bigger, better, richer club gets in his head like any other player. But let me say, no-one would turn his head.

"I hope he scores another five or six goals and he is brilliant, keeps us up and everyone wants him and then we have a problem to deal with. I'd like to have that problem.

"He has had another great performance. We knew what we were buying. He was our signature player. I knew what I was buying and he's been everything I thought and probably more.

"He is an example. He puts a shift in. They all put a shift in. They don't play in my team if they don't run around."

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