James Henry is set to deliver Wolves a much-needed boost by returning for the visit of MK Dons, it emerged today.
The on-loan Millwall winger is due to return to full training by the end of this week in thye countdown to the next game a week on Saturday.
Henry is ready to step up his recovery from a groin injury sustained in the 1-0 win at Notts County.
The 24-year-old has missed the last four games during which Wolves have suffered their worst run of the season, winning one and losing twice, although they have kept two clean sheets.
But head coach Kenny Jackett delivered a positive bulletin todaym declaring: “We fully expect him to be fit for MK Dons
“He’ll definitely be an addition because of how he’s done.
“Hopefully he should be in full training by tomorrow or Friday.”
Jackett insisted Wolves’ squad should be able to cope without Henry, who has been man of the match in six of his nine games.
He said Henry’s absence was no excuse for the poorer results, as the head coach highlighted the impact of replacement Michael Jacobs.
“James has done very well but we can’t say it’s because of the loss of him we didn’t win on Saturday, for example,” he said.
“The squad has to be good enough to cope.
“We’ve missed him but you can’t have all of your players fit all of the time.
“Michael Jacobs has been very good in two of his three games and we’re very keen on him.”
Jackett is hoping to reunite the exciting right-wing partnership of Henry and Matt Doherty, who missed Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Peterborough with a tight hamstring sustained on Friday.
“In terms of producing chances and goals, the pair of them had a few good games and you’d like to think they could replicate that and form a good partnership,” he said.
“I don’t think it’s a really big setback for Matt and we expect it to settle down pretty quickly.”
Jackett admitted Jacobs wasn’t as effective at Peterborough.
“It didn’t quite work out for him on Saturday,” he said.
“He didn’t find that position or those pockets he did in the two home games.
“But I’ve been very pleased with him and he looks very promising.”