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Henry And Johnson Back The Boss


17:17 29th November 2012

Senior men behind Solbakken

Karl Henry and Roger Johnson have both refuted suggestions Wolves are unhappy with boss Ståle Solbakken’s tactics, insisting:  “We’re all behind the manager.”

The boss today refuted a newspaper report claiming the players has requested a change of tactics during a team meeting held yesterday, insisting it was a regular post-match briefing focused more on why the team had struggled in recent matches in the second half.

And two of the most senior figures within the dressing room – Henry and Johnson – have both come forward to add their backing to the boss.

“What was in the report wasn’t correct,” said skipper Henry.

“We always have meetings after matches and are encouraged to have our say but we all know that the manager has the final responsibility.

“We were talking about recent second half performances and why they have not matched the standards shown in the first half.

“And everyone is right behind the manager in what we are trying to do, which is to try and find a winning formula.

“We all know what has happened is not good enough - it’s a results based business and the players' performances over the last nine games haven't reached the right level.

“We’ve been through testing times and we need results quickly.

“We think we are better than where we are at the moment but it’s one thing saying it – we need to show it on the pitch.

“The manager, the coaches and players all on the same page we all have the same aim - promotion.

“We all know things need to improve quickly - and they will.”

Johnson, who has been in impressive form during Solbakken’s tenure, added: “As a group of players, we all have the chance to speak at team meetings and get our points across.

“The manager is the one who makes the final decisions, but he does that after listening to what the players have to say.

“It’s obvious that no one at the Club is going to be happy about the current situation, and that we are not a team which should go nine games without a win.

“That means you have words and discussions about trying to improve things, but we are all fully committed to the manager and to getting results to climb the table.

“There is a positive team spirit here and we will battle for each other and for the fans to turn this recent run around and won’t let anything get in the way of trying to climb the table.”


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