No extra pressure ahead of Norwich City trip says Wolves boss Terry Connor
Wolves' interim boss Terry Connor insists Blackburn's midweek Premier League win does not ratchet up the pressure on his side ahead of Saturday's trip to Norwich City.
Wanderers are now six points adrift of fifth from bottom Rovers after Steve Kean's men swept Sunderland aside at Ewood Park. Connor has taken only one point from his four matches in charge since replacing Mick McCarthy, but the former assistant manager predicts plenty of twists and turns over the run-in.
'Even though Blackburn won, in two weeks time, that gap might be down to two points, and everyone would be saying they've been dragged back into it,' he said. 'I try very hard not to worry about other teams' results because ours are the only ones I can try to affect, unless we're playing that other team. So even after losing 5-0 at home to Manchester United, we're still only a point from getting outside that bottom three.'
Connor remained tight-lipped over whether he will restore defender Roger Johnson to the line-up against Norwich after his much publicised recent breach of club discipline. The 28-year-old reportedly arrived for training under the influence of alcohol, but Ronald Zubar's red card against United could pave the way for an early reprieve.
'He's been there every session, working hard, and is ready to go,' said Connor. 'He wants to play, he wants to compete, he wants to win.'
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Meanwhile, Wolves' ex-boss McCarthy insists he wants Connor to succeed following his dismissal.
'If Terry had left and they had appointed somebody new, I wouldn't have had such a vested interest in it,' he said. 'But he is a really close family friend now. I have had even more of an interest in it, because I'd like to see him do well.'
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