'It’s not looking good for us,' admits Wolves midfielder Henry
Published 19:06 02/04/12 By James Nursey
Karl Henry says Wolves can have no complaints if they are relegated given their current dire form.
Wanderers prop up the Premier League after a shocking run of five successive defeats. The club have yet to win since sacking Mick McCarthy and promoting assistant Terry Connor.
Now they are six points adrift of safety with seven games remaining after a 3-2 home defeat to Bolton.
And midfielder Henry has candidly admitted the club’s top-flight prospects seem very bleak ahead of this weekend’s trip to Stoke.
He said: “It’s not looking good for us and it’s a big ask now. We can’t go any lower at the moment.
“All we can do is dust ourselves down and go off and try to get some results.
“We can still do it but our backs are against the walls now and we’re as deep in trouble in this league as we’ve been over the last three seasons.
“We’ve got nothing to lose - we’ve got to go out, give it everything and try to enjoy the last seven games and at least put a few smiles on faces.
“We’re down where we are because we deserve to be. We’ve nothing to lose but go out there and fight for every minute and see what we can muster up.”
Henry was Wolves’ captain the previous two seasons in the top-flight before McCarthy bought Roger Johnson last summer.
Johnson then got the armband but the decision has been a disaster with the defender struggling for form and upsetting team-mates. He even turned up for training hungover after being dropped.
His latest misdemeanour was to row with Wolves’ keeper Wayne Hennessey against Bolton, when Johnson was at fault for two goals.
Henry, back after three games out injured, added: “If we defend like that we are going to concede goals and are not going to stay in the league.
“It’s just a shame that at the moment it looks like we’re going to have to score three or four goals to win a game.
“We’re just conceding too many goals.
“You can have 89 minutes of playing well in this league but you get punished for your mistakes.
“You make mistakes and you get punished and lose games.”