Karl Henry is set to make his 250th Wolves appearance against Peterborough this afternoon (3pm) with a glowing endorsement from boss Ståle Solbakken.
The Wolverhampton-born midfielder is now 41st in the all-time Wolves appearance list having joined his home-town club back in the summer of 2006.
Having regained the captaincy under Solbakken’s leadership this summer, and signed a new four year contract, the skipper has it within his power to make further inroads up the appearance list in the future.
“Karl is a leader figure as a captain and has been here in the good times and the bad times,” said Solbakken.
“He is very much his own man in terms of his way of speaking and he has big opinions – he is a debater!
“He is also a nice man and a good footballer and a cult figure in Wolves, hopefully for a good time to come.”
The boss feels Henry, who turned 30 this year, also still has more improvement to come.
“He is an under-rated player as well as he has good technique and can pass the ball,” he says.
“I think he has always been one who is the strong one who wants to roll over his opponent and maybe that has moved on now and Karl can be in a position where he can help himself and the team by being more technically aware.
“I think he is on a good way towards doing that.
“He can still be a hard man but do it at the right time and bring something else into it as well.
“He can probably still develop in certain areas as well.
“He is just 30 and has a great physique so it is up to him how long he wants to carry on.”