Kevin McDonald shrugged off the negative reaction of his first return to Bramall Lane since leaving Sheffield United for Wolves and focused instead on another crucial three points.
The influential midfielder is not going to let some expected criticism from Blades fans cloud a happy two years in the Steel City, insisting: “I couldn’t say a bad word about the club.”
McDonald again played his part in Wolves’ impressive 2-0 win on Saturday, which keeps the team at the head of a frantic pace at the top of Sky Bet League One.
“It was nice to goh back and to get a win makes it much better,” he said.
“I had two fantastic years there and I couldn’t say a bad word about the club.
“The fans have got their opinion.
“When I was here I couldn’t say a bad word about them, they were great for me.
“It is unfortunate it ends that way but that’s football and, as I say, I can’t say a bad word about any of them.
“It was obviously hard for myself - I was getting a bit of abuse but that was expected.
“On the pitch they have picked up and it is a hard place to come and win.
“The early goal settled us down but United still had chances and if the boy (Stefan Scougall) scores early doors it’s a whole different game.
“But in the second half we showed a great team spirit to grind out the result and we’re delighted.”
McDonald continued: “At the end of the day it is three points and we are delighted with that - and the performance.
“Sheffield are on a great run and fair play to them they’ve got some good players out there.
“They made it really hard for us but we managed to overcome it.
“All the boys were buzzing in the dressing room, as you could imagine.
“It was a great feeling to get three points after a couple of bad results.
“There were times when we were under pressure because they’ve got players going forward... flair players - players who can change a game.
“And it was hard at times defending but we felt in control and it was a good three points overall.”
McDonald played alongside some different central midfield colleagues with Lee Evans and Dave Edwards coming into the side with Head Coach Kenny Jackett deciding to freshen things up amid the current glut of fixtures.
He added: “‘Evo’ played just in front of me. I played a deeper role on my own.
“It was a different formation that the manager went for and it has paid off - fair play.
“The manager made the change and it worked.
“It was different because (Jack) Price is a different type of player, but it is good, whoever I am playing with.”