Roger Johnson reckons the Molineux boo-boys are making it even harder for Wolves to play at home.
The club captain admits that their home ground has become a ‘hostile’ place to play and believes that the jeering from supporters is making things even worse.
Wolves have taken just one point from their past six games and fans’ frustrations boiled over last weekend in the 2-2 draw with Swansea.
After the visitors raced into an early two-goal lead the terraces turned on manager Mick McCarthy.
Johnson knows the players have got room for improvement, and feels that any criticism from the crowd should be aimed towards the players, not the boss.
“We don’t want to hear that at all, but you’ve got to look what happened – we brought two subs on and we drew 2-2,” he said.
“So you tell me who’s right?
“It’s not nice to hear. I wasn’t here a few years ago when the manager was doing better but I’m sure they were singing his praises then.
“It’s very hostile – we were trying to keep the ball, playing from side to side and you’re being booed for it.
“And yet that’s good enough for Chelsea and Man United, then they play the ball when they think it’s right.
“It’s not good when we go 2-0 down and we’ve lost five games in a row.
“I’m a football fan myself and at times you do jump on the bandwagon and question decisions.
“But some of the shouts I heard on Saturday were below the belt.
“We don’t want to hear that and it’s not on.
“The fans have got short memories.
“They can have a pop at me for saying it, but we don’t need that. It’s not the manager – if you brought someone else in here, what’s going to change?
“The players will still be here, and so will the fans.
“He’s a good manager and what he’s done for this club speaks for itself.
“I know what football’s like and the first person people look to criticise is the manager.
“He’s by himself and you can’t sack a whole football team.
“So I’m telling you now, the only people to blame right now are the players, not the manager.”
Chants calling for Mick McCarthy’s head were heard from some sections of the Molineux crowd last Saturday.
Jody Craddock’s name was also belted out by the crowd as they questioned the current form of Johnson and his central defensive partner Christophe Berra.
Playing away from home may be better for Wolves now as there is less pressure.
But it doesn’t get any easier as they travel to league leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
Wolves will hope that last night’s Carling Cup tie against the mutli-million pound City stars will help plan for the trip to the Etihad Stadium.
Although the abundance of quality in their squad make it almost impossible to prepare.
Johnson is hoping that last weekend’s point against Swansea will help Wolves turn the corner.
“We’d lost five games on the spin, confidence is low and we went 2-0 down again, so we thought we were heading for a sixth successive loss,” he added.
“We were pleased to get a point out of it.”