Henry pleased to be back in action
James Henry is keen to pick up from where he left off before injury over the remainder of the season – and help Wolves to a strong finish.
The winger has enjoyed an impressive campaign and had been one of the team’s most consistent performers up until a troublesome hamstring injury, but is now back after seven weeks out and contributed two assists in Tuesday’s 2-1 win at MK Dons.
“It’s lovely to be back playing and more importantly to be picking up a win,” he said.
“It was a good feeling to come from a goal down to take all three points and in that second half I think we really deserved it.
“It was nice to get quite a lot of opportunities on the ball on Tuesday night.
“There were one or two rusty touches but it was nice to be able to get some decent crosses into the box.
“There was one assist and then I am kind of claiming the other but Alfie is trying to take it off me!
“It was good to get back to full speed and get the first 90 minutes under my belt after seven weeks out.
“It is about pushing on now and keeping that level of performance up for the rest of the season.”
Wolves’ second half comeback at Stadium MK was helped by an impressive performance off the bench from Adam Le Fondre, who followed up a promising cameo as a late arrival in the previous fixture against Ipswich.
“Alfie came on and was fantatic in the second half,” added Henry.
“I think he gave us a spark we have been lacking.
“He got on the ball, held it up well, and brought a lot of us into play.
“He almost got a great pass through to Mason and was involved in a lot of the good things we did in that second half.
“It had been a while since we had won away and was a good boost hopefully for the fans as well.
“Now we need to back it up with a home performance and carry on the good things and try and pick up all three points.”
The big downside to Tuesday was the loss of Michal Zyro to an extensive knee injury which could see him sidelined for a year or more.
Wolves have suffered through no fault of their own with injuries this season, particularly at crucial times to players who have been in good form.
“It is heartbreaking and really sad to see that happen to anyone, let alone a team-mate,” said Henry.
“You wouldn’t wish that on your worst enemy.
“He is a great lad and we are gutted for him.
“All we can do now is be there for him and really support him on the road to recovery.
“It has been one of those really unfortunate seasons where injuries have come thick and fast and it has disrupted us.
“Michal had been out for six weeks with a calf tear and had just been getting up to speed and then this happens.
“It is a real blow for him and a real blow for us.
“We will help him and have got great physios now who will get him up and running.
“There are a few of the boys, myself, included who have done cruciates.
“Dicko is almost there now and I think that will be a boost for Zyro to see you can come back.
“He will need everyone around him to support him especially over these first couple of months,
“But he is a big character and I am sure he will be fine.
“The injuries we have had have been frustrating this season.
“It has so often seemed to come to players who have been doing well, and it couldn’t have been prevented.
“All we can think of is that there are some fantastic players such as Dicko and Jordan Graham to come back into the mix next season.”
Next up for Wolves is Blackburn tomorrow (3pm), the first of the final six games of the season where the team are aiming to finish as high as they can.
“Every game is difficult in the Championship,” said Henry.
“It doesn’t matter if you are playing a top team, middle team or bottom team.
“There are no poor teams and it is a tough league.
“All we can do is go out, believe in ourselves every week and pick up as many points as we possibly can.
“Blackburn will be another tough game.
“We played them at the start of the season and did really well to win.
“It is another game we want to win and we want to try and keep the attacking football we had in the second half at MK Dons.
“Hopefully we can do the same again on Saturday and get the crowd on their feet.
“We just need to keep trying to find out our best way of playing in these last few games.
“For me it is about trying to perform to the levels I have this season and do my best for the team.
“Hopefully I can pick up a couple more goals and a couple more assists and see where it takes me.”