Wolves rubbish Steven Fletcher transfer talk
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Mick McCarthy insists there is "not a chance" Wolves will sell top scorer Steven Fletcher during the January transfer window and expects him to be fit for the weekend clash at Tottenham.
Fletcher has been the subject of speculation linking him with a move away from Molineux after netting five times in his last six games in the Barclays Premier League.
But McCarthy is adamant the player is going nowhere and is confident he will have shaken off an ankle knock to face Spurs.
The Wolves boss said: "There is not a chance of Fletch leaving. If people call, I'd tell them no. He's too valuable for us.
"As regards his fitness, he's got a sore ankle. He rocked it in the FA Cup tie at Birmingham. He didn't train on Monday but he will be okay."
McCarthy is also hopeful that midfielder Dave Edwards (groin), newcomers Eggert Jonsson (groin) and skipper and defender Roger Johnson (ankle) will be fit for the trip to White Hart Lane.
Play-maker Jamie O'Hara could also come into contention to face his former club after a month on the side-lines since undergoing hernia surgery.
But full-back and knee injury victim Ronald Zubar is still "four or five weeks away from fitness", according to McCarthy.
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