Four games in... 42 to go... four points on the board. But ahead of Sunday’s visit of Leicester City, Wolves skipper Karl Henry is already facing up to a ‘must win’ fixture.
“When you don’t win you say ‘it’s a long season’ and when you do you say ‘it’s imperative you win every game.’ We wanted to get off to a good start but we haven’t so we’ll have to take the second option that it’s a long season!
“We’re working hard on the training pitch and the boys are buying into the manager’s way of playing,” he said. “We believe we can be up there by the end of the season.
“Leicester’s a huge game and the first of what I think is six in the next two weeks and hopefully we can put some wins together. Every team in this division – on their day – can beat any others and it’s about showing the right grit and determination to get the result. It takes so much resolve to do well in this league but we have got a lot of players who have been here before and we know what it takes.”
The exit of Mick McCarthy led to a summer of huge transition with six new faces arriving from Europe. Henry said: “We were fortunate enough to have a manager here for almost six years and that kind of consistency in football is rare. For a manager to be here for that length of time shows what a great job he did but all good things must come to an end.