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Karl Henry insists Wolves are too good to go down

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Captain Karl Henry today insisted Wolves are too good to go down as he reflected on a "disastrous couple of years."

Saturday's 2-2 draw against Leeds left Wolves out of the Championship relegation zone only on goal difference after wins for the bottom three.

Wolves are without a victory in nine games and have won just one of their last 12 home matches.

"We're in the thick of it as results went against us," said Henry. "It's disastrous, but we'll be fine.

"I know the phrase 'we're too good to go down' is a stupid thing to say but we've got more than enough here.

"If we were playing terribly we'd be thinking where is the light?

"But we've played well in the last two games and we've deserved more."

Tomorrow marks a year since the 5-1 defeat to Albion after which former boss Mick McCarthy was sacked.

Dean Saunders is the fourth manager in 12 months during which Wolves have conceded 83 goals in 45 games, winning just nine.

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"It's been a disastrous couple of years – even the year we just stayed up by the skin of our teeth," said Henry.

"It was mentally draining and last season was a disaster from start to finish."

Henry believes Saunders is the right man to turn things around, however.

"The boys like the new manager – he's a good manager and had we had him at the start of the season we'd be maybe third or fourth from top rather than fourth-from-bottom," said the skipper.

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"We're in this mess and need to get out it."

Henry believes Bakary Sako was at fault for the penalty that saw Ross McCormack put Leeds ahead from the spot before Danny Batth's last-gasp equaliser.

"I thought he (Sako) got the wrong side of their player – it was careless," he said.

"When your full-back is trying to run in front of you, it's your job to get in front of him and as soon as he gets in front of you, you're treading on thin ice.

"There was contact and it was always going to be a penalty." But he added: "We've got to keep going and keep believing to pull ourselves out of it."

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