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Karl Henry: Wolves need a miracle

Karl Henry today admitted Wolves need a "miracle" of five wins out of seven to stay up – but reckons the pressure is off because everyone thinks they're down.

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Karl Henry today admitted Wolves need a "miracle" of five wins out of seven to stay up – but reckons the pressure is off because everyone thinks they're down.

Wolves are six points adrift of safety before the Saturday tea-time Staffordshire derby at Henry's former club Stoke.

And the midfielder, who hopes to return to the starting line-up at the Britannia Stadium after his hamstring injury, admits they need to take at least another 15 points to beat the drop.

"We've got seven games left and we need to win five of them," said Henry.

"We've only won five all season so it's a big ask and if we get a good result on Saturday then who knows?

"But the pressure is all on them – they haven't picked up many points lately so there's no reason why we can't put on a good performance.

"I certainly don't think there's any pressure on us to win – the 'must-win' days have been over the last couple of weeks.

"I think the pressure has almost been taken off us.

"Everyone thinks we're down – everyone presumes we're as good as relegated.

"So if we can't get a good result under these circumstances, we never will.

"Saturday's game was the biggest 'must-win' since I've been at the club.

"To lose it with the other results going the way they did left us in deep trouble."

Henry believes Wolves need an unlikely sequence of results to go their way now.

"We're in deep trouble and nothing short of a miracle is required to keep us up," he said.

"If we could nick a couple of good results, starting on Saturday, you never know.

"But the pressure is absolutely off us now."

Henry insists he is over the hamstring injury that kept him out for three games after playing an hour for the reserves against Chelsea on Tuesday.

"The hamstring felt 100 per cent – I've had no reaction whatsoever and it's absolutely fine," he said.

"I feel much better for playing an hour on Tuesday night and I'm fully fit and raring to go again.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back and hopefully I can get myself back in the team because Dave Edwards and David Davis have done really well."

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