JIMMY Phillips has confirmed he will be in charge of Wanderers' weekend game against Middlesbrough.

The caretaker boss remains undefeated at the helm after Mark Davies salvaged a late point at Molineux last night.

But despite expressing his disappointment at Crystal Palace's announcement that Dougie Freedman would soon be taking charge at the Reebok, Phillips has praised his players for sticking to their task.

“They applied themselves very well, considering,” he said. “The timing wasn't exactly great.

“But from the conversation I had with Phil I'll be in charge on Saturday.

“Reports have been leaked out from the Crystal Palace end but the deal hasn't been finalised between the two clubs and so as far as we know, we'll be taking the team to Middlesbrough.”

Phillips does not know where he, nor coaches Sammy Lee or Julian Darby will fit into Freedman's backroom staff.

“I honestly don't, and it's not my decision,” he said. “All I can say is that we've thoroughly enjoyed our time here and so far we've got four points from two games, which was the target set for Owen at the start of the season.”