Wolves owner set to give pre-match speech to players on Sunday
Published 15:10 18/05/11 By MirrorFootball
Club owner Steve Morgan is set to deliver an impassioned dressing room message of support to the Wolves players before Sunday's relegation clash with Blackburn at Molineux.
Mick McCarthy's side are currently one point clear of the Barclays Premier League bottom three, meaning only victory will ensure they do not have to worry about the outcome of results elsewhere involving Wigan, Blackpool and Birmingham.
Morgan has addressed the dressing room already this season ahead of the games with Birmingham and West Brom.
And he said: "You might see me do it on Sunday. The lads do not need me to tell them how important it is.
"But it's important for them to know we're all together and myself and the other directors are kicking every ball with them.
"It will just be to say 'we are all with you and we know how important it is'.
"I just want the lads to know we're all in it together and I wish I was young enough and good enough to do what they're doing."
McCarthy does not expect to repeat last season's £18million spending spree if Wolves stay - a view endorsed by Morgan.
He said: "Mick will have money to spend next year but I don't think we're in a position where we need to spend that much again.
"You can bring in too many players. We possibly made that mistake after coming up.
"You can bring in one or two but to bring in six, seven or eight can be difficult."
Morgan also dropped a large hint McCarthy will remain as manager even if the club are relegated, stressing the need for stability.
Morgan said: "You never give the dreaded vote of confidence but Mick has been here for five years and I don't believe you get any progress at all by chopping and changing.
"Chopping and changing has happened in other clubs and what good has it done them?
"I know Mick has made progress every year since I've been here.
"There are times in life when things don't go right but you've got to get back up and stand together and make sure you get it right next time.
"The fans have seen that, they've got behind the club and everyone benefits from it."
Morgan is aware of the importance of Sunday's game as Wolves look to guarantee a third successive year of top-flight football.
He said: "I'm nervous but confident. It's a huge game for the club on Sunday. It's our cup final.
"But the last time we played Blackburn in a cup final was 1960 and we won the FA Cup!
"There will be no silverware this time but it will be nice to come away with assured Premier League status.
"The prize is certainly greater financially than in 1960. The stakes couldn't be bigger really."