Karl Henry announced his return to fitness by warning his Wolves team-mates they risk certain relegation unless they get a win on Saturday against fellow strugglers Bolton.
The combative midfielder had been ruled out with a hamstring injury suffered in the 5-0 thrashing by Fulham at the start of March.
Henry has had to sit in the stands and watch his side lose every match in his absence including another 5-0 drubbing, this time at the hands of champions Manchester United.
But the former skipper is set make a comeback in their win-or-bust match against Bolton and has his heart set on all three points.
"We need to get a result to stay in touch with the pack because otherwise we'll be falling away," he told the Express and Star.
"Blackburn have had a couple of wins and Wigan and QPR have won games, and we haven't had that yet. We need to address that on Saturday."
Henry was just one of eight first-team players unavailable for selection in their 2-1 defeat to Norwich last time out.
But the injury-ravaged side are starting to get players off the treatment table and onto the pitch, and Henry believes it will soon show in their results as they aim to end their losing run.
"I think there are a few players potentially coming back," he added. "David Davis and Stephen Hunt trained as well so we'll see how it goes this week.
"Every team has injuries but when they seem to happen to players in the same area of the pitch it can be difficult.
"It affects consistency because managers want to work on things and players want to build up an understanding with each other and it hasn't happened."