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Clearly Focused

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15:37 24th April 2014

Midfielder wants more records.

James Henry insists Wolves' sights are clearly focused on finishing the season in style as they aim to carry on breaking records.

The squad were back in training today for the first time since their title-clinching victory at Leyton Orient on Monday, fully intent on continuing their winning run away to Coventry on Saturday and Carlisle seven days later.

And the midfielder is hoping for the opportunity to produce more of the heroics that saw him hit the stunning third goal as the club's spectacular Easter programme ended on a real high at the Matchroom Stadium. 

It was Henry's tenth goal of his first year at Molineux and meant that no fewer than four players now have double-figure scoring totals, with an incredible 19 different names on the list of marksmen in 2013-14.

"We were saying on the bus the other day how unusual it is to have so many players with good goal tallies," the former Millwall man said.

"Normally, someone might have 15-20 and a few others have four or five. We have four into double figures - and David Edwards in great form and not far behind.

"It gives you a great chance of doing well and is the reason why we've been scoring two and three a game so often. It really takes the pressure off when there's a good share-out of the goals.

"We've had two days off this week and enjoyed our Easter eggs but it's important that we keep at it for the final two matches and then we can enjoy a longer break.

"We have this points record to aim for and both Coventry and Carlisle have things to play for at the other end of the table, so it is vital we don't ease off now."

Bakary Sako and Leigh Griffiths currently head Wolves' scoring list with 13 apiece, hotly pursued by Nouha Dicko on 12. Edwards has eight, including five in his last eight appearances.

In addition to homing in on the 100-point mark, the side have netted 85 times in League games alone and each leg of the current four-match winning sequence has been achieved by a two-goal margin.

"Winning promotion and the title has been wonderful but we still have an important job to do," Henry added. "We want to finish with maximum points from these two games and go into the summer on a high.

"I was pleased to go on and help the team with another goal on Monday. It was good to get some game time as I've been more in and out of the side recently after my injury. And giving the supporters something extra to cheer was great.

"This is my best goal-scoring year. I managed six or seven last season for Millwall but I'm greedy and after another couple now if possible. I'll be aiming for the same next season in the Championship."

The sight of a large away following celebrating the latest success three days ago is something that will stay etched in the minds of all those who witnessed it.

Hitting the road in League One in the last eight months has been a pleasurable experience all round and the travelling ends with the novelty value of a meeting with the Sky Blues at an almost neutral Northampton.

"Sometimes, it can be harder to get yourself up when you go to smaller grounds but our away days have been memorable," James said. 

"Virtually every away game has been sold out as far as our fans are concerned and they have really helped. I would like to think we have sent them home happy more often than not.

"We're looking to put on another show this weekend, although we know Coventry were one of the better teams to come to our place. They stayed in the game really well after we had taken the lead and they scored a nice goal late on which left us disappointed.

"This is a chance to go one better than that day and add another chapter to what has been a fantastic season."

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