McCarthy pleased with performance

Last updated : 06 April 2003 By FootyMAD
Defeat at Birmingham next week would mean definate Nationwide football at the Stadium of Light next season but McCarthy hailed the team's battling performance.
"I thought it was a terrific performance and it has given me something to work on," he said.

"We did not deserve to be beaten and it has taken a quality goal.

"We have worked hard against a quality team that is likely to finish in the Champions League next season and have set standards that I want at this club.''