Wayne Hennessey targets full 90 minutes for Wolves

Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey today targeted 90 minutes as he insisted he feels better than ever and ready for the League One opener at Preston.


The Wales international came through his second comeback game unscathed when he played the first-half of Saturday's 2-2 friendly draw at Barnsley.

Hennessey had been out for 15 months with a twice ruptured cruciate ligament but feels ready to step up his recovery.

The 26-year-old said: "I feel perfect, touch wood. I haven't felt any discomfort whatsoever.

"I've told the physios it's the best I've ever felt and I've felt really good in the games as well.

"Timing is the massive thing with goalkeepers – but the more games you play, the better that will get. It's been really nice.

!It was a pity Barnsley scored, but I've felt really good and, hopefully, now I can get some more game time."

As for his long-term future, Hennessey is only concentrating on staying fit: "We will see how it goes. I'm just happy being out on the pitch at the moment getting some games under my belt.

"We will see how it goes and go from there. I just want more game time now really – it would be nice to get 90 minutes under my belt."

Asked if he is in contention for the Preston game, Hennessey said: "I'd like to think so yes. Hopefully I'll be in with a shout."

Hennessey believes promotion has to be the aim this season under new head coach Kenny Jackett.

He said: Promotion is a realistic aim – of course. We are in this league to get out of it – we have got the players and a good manager. It's been excellent under Kenny."

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