Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has praised his striker Freddy Eastwood for his part in the weekend's difficult victory over Barnsley at Molineux.
And the Irishman has also admitted that he may have made a mistake in leaving Eastwood out of the recent game against Sheffield United after doubting his commitment and form.
Wolves beat Simon Davey's side in a far from pretty performance on home soil in a match which at times had the Wolves' fans baying at the dug out in frustration.
In the end Neil Collins' 13th minute goal was enough to separate the teams but manager McCarthy appeared to vent his own anger at the end and let his own frustration boil over as he appeared to shout towards the Billy Wright Stand before disappearing down the tunnel.
But a much calmer McCarthy said yesterday he understood the supporters and their expectations but also felt they had their part to play by getting behind the team rather than getting on the players' backs.
The manager said: "Everyone gets frustrated and I get frustrated. It was difficult let me tell you but at the end of the day it was three points and three points are three points."
Praising Eastwood as one of the few shining lights in the game, McCarthy admitted he had perhaps been too rash to make a decision on the young Welshman for the Blades game after he had been away in Slovakia on international duty.
McCarthy said: "Maybe I take a bit of the blame. I left him out of the Sheffield United game after he had been away with Wales.
"Then he played against Hull and didn't do himself any favours and had a bit of a bad spell.
"All I ask of my players is that they run around and work hard otherwise they are not in the team.
"In the last two games Freddy has worked hard and has been really terrific and I am delighted with him."