Henry confident of survival

BY foxsports • April 8, 2011

Mick McCarthy's side had collected eight points from four games before a 4-1 reverse at St James' Park last weekend. Henry and the other players have watched a re-run of that performance this week but, despite that horror show, the midfielder remains confident Wolves will avoid the drop. He said: "We watched the video of the Newcastle game and we produced an uncharacteristic performance. "We got punished although we probably weren't as bad as we might have thought. "We would have had to do something special to extend our unbeaten run right through to the end of the season. "But we are ready to crack on again now and have to start another unbeaten run." Henry added: "We're not panicking about anything. I've said all along we will be out of the position we are in when it matters at the end of the season. "We have to go into every game believing we can get something and hopefully pick up enough points to achieve survival sooner rather than later." Wolves face successive home games ahainst Everton and Fulham after the postponement of next weekend's away clash with Stoke, who will be on FA Cup semi-final duty against Bolton. Henry said: "We've had a really good improvement in our results at Molineux this season although our away form has taken a dip. "Everton are an excellent side - but so are we in my eyes and we have to take the game to them." McCarthy, meanwhile, is adamant Wolves contain sufficient firepower to compensate for the loss of Kevin Doyle for the remainder of the campaign with a knee injury. He said: "We've got goalscorers, no question. They are proven goalscorers without a doubt and there's goals in us apart from the strikers. "Doyle getting injured isn't what anyone would have wanted, but in Steven Fletcher, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Stephen Ward, we've got good cover. "Matt Jarvis, Michael Kightly and Adlene Guedioura also have goals in them." McCarthy does not need reminding how crucial the next seven games are to Wolves, who are trying to ensure a third successive season of top-flight football. He said: "The whole package of seven games is huge for this club, as they are for a number of clubs. "As they start dripping away, they will become even more important. "For now, we've just got to get as many points as we can from the last seven games, however they come." Fletcher is expected to recover from a slight calf problem in time to be in contention to face the Toffees. The postponed game at Stoke will now take place on April 26.


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