KOP SEMI KEPT AWAY FROM DISASTER DATE
HE’S RIGHT FOR WOLVES, SAYS JARVIS
THE FA have confirmed Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final against either Everton or Sunderland at Wembley will be played on Saturday, April 14.
That will ensure that the Anfield club will not have to play on the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.
The tragedy, which occurred at Sheffield Wednesday’s stadium on April 15, 1989 – where Liverpool were up against Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final – claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans.
The second semi-final in the 2012 competition – Tottenham or Bolton v Chelsea – will take place on Sunday, April 15. WOLVES winger Matt Jarvis says caretaker boss Terry Connor is still “the man for the job” despite the club’s slide to the bottom of the Premier League.
The Molineux men have leaked 14 goals in four games under Connor and suffered their 10th home defeat of the season in the 5-0 thumping by Manchester United on Sunday.
Speculation is rife that Connor’s position could be under threat despite being put in charge until the end of the season after the sacking of Mick Mccarthy.
Yet Jarvis is adamant Connor retains the backing of the Wolves players.
“It is not easy for TC but we are all behind him, working hard and giving 100 per cent for him, ourselves and the club,” said Jarvis.
“He is still the man for the job, of course he is. He knows us all and is doing everything to try to turn things around.
“We are the same and hopefully we can repay him for his efforts and keep Wolves up. We are not going to give up.
“You see positive signs in training, from the shape of the team and the workrate.
“Everyone knows their job and we’re all working for each other.
“We just need to get a result, a bit of good fortune, and hopefully that will kick-start things.”
Jamie O’hara has been ruled out for a further four weeks with his ongoing groin problem.
The midfield enforcer has struggled to regain full fitness since having surgery in December and has needed painkilling injections to play since his return to action last month.
O’hara said: “I haven’t been able to play at the levels I expect from myself, so I’ve decided until I’m 100 per cent in my groin then I’ll be out.
“I probably came back too early because I was so desperate to play and help the team.”