Mick McCarthy said picking up the three points was all that mattered after watching his Wolverhampton Wanderers side struggle to beat relegation haunted Scunthorpe United at Molineux.

Wolves were far from convincing but performances are not high on McCarthy's agenda at the moment, victory is the only thing that concerns him.

"We have won the game and nothing else matters," he said. "We did what we had to do and achieved what we set out to achieve. We knew it wasn't going to be easy and it wasn't.

"I am delighted with my players because they always give me 100 per cent. I like to think we showed great character to come back from a goal down. It certainly wasn't part of the plan to go behind to a sloppy goal from a corner after just five minutes but I let the game settle and made changes.

"I thought Matt Jarvis had an immediate impact and Freddy Eastwood put in a good shift. He is a favourite of the crowd and if he keeps doing that he will be a favourite of mine as well.

"We have just won four of our last six games, so our recent form is quite good. We have won tonight and we will come out on Saturday and try to do it again. That is all we are focused on."