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Captain Candid On Relegation Scrap


12:38 11th February 2013

Karl speaks of 'disastrous' season

Wolves skipper Karl Henry says he can see the light at the end of the tunnel for his team, despite what he describes as a 'disastrous' period for the club.
Henry captained his hometown side throughout their three-year spell in the Premier League, and has again been at the helm this campaign as Wolves have slipped towards the bottom of the Championship.
However, he believes that recent performances have shown that Wolves have what it takes to avoid a second relegation in two seasons.
"I know 'we're too good to go down' is a stupid thing to say," says the midfielder. "But we've got more than enough here.
"We've played well in the last two games and we've deserved more - whereas we'd be thinking 'where is the light?' if we were playing badly."
After playing under one manager for the first five years of his Wolves career, Henry has now seen three managerial changes in the last twelve months at Molineux, and admits that the last year has been frustrating for the playing staff.
"It's been a tough twelve months, with the club having made changes," he explains. "It's been a disastrous couple of years - even the year we just stayed up by the skin of our teeth.
"It was mentally draining and last year was a disaster from start to finish.
Despite the situation Wolves currently find themselves in though, Henry is confident that the latest incumbent of the Molineux hotseat, Dean Saunders, has enough talent at his disposal to plot a rise away from trouble.
"We're in the thick of it now as results have gone against us. It's disastrous, but we'll be fine. We've got to keep going and keep believing  to pull ourselves out of it," he adds.
"We need to start winning games. We need to roll our sleeves up and get out of this mess because we can't afford to get relegated.
"But the boys like the new manager - he's a good manager. Now we're in this mess, we need to get out of it."
Danny Batth's late header salvaged a point for Wolves against Leeds at Molineux on Saturday, after the visitors had come from a goal down to lead going into the closing stages.
Henry, who was replaced by Dave Edwards as Wolves battled to rescue a draw late on, believes that the three points should have been sewn up long before the late drama.
"I think it was two points lost rather than a point gained," he says. "We were 1-0 up and in control of the game but individual errors cost us.
"People not getting back quickly enough meant that their men were running off us. We knew they were going to put us under pressure and we needed to deal with that.
"In the second half I could see nothing else but a home win - then I couldn't believe it when we were 2-1 down ten or fifteen minutes later."
But the captain says Wolves must iron out the errors if they are to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
He added:  "Both of their goals were cheap ones to concede because they weren't having much of a look in. We should have take four points from the last two games and we've ended up with one." 

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