Wolves manager Terry Connor is pondering over whether to recall Karl Henry for their clash against fellow strugglers Bolton on Saturday.
The combative midfielder has been sidelined for a month with a hamstring injury, but is now back in training.
Connor is concerned that this game may have come too quickly for Henry but is tempted to include him for this crucial part of the campaign.
"Karl was missing for three to four weeks so we will just see how he is towards the end of the week," he said.
"It is great to have him back training and Karl has been a really important member. But I'll only pick him if it is right to do.
"It will be great to have him back for one game but I don't want to miss him for another four weeks after."
Roger Johnson replaced Henry as captain at the start of the term when he was handed the skipper's armband.
It was a decision the then Wolves assistant manager supported and, having previously dropped the former Birmingham defender, he now feels he is back to optimum level.
"That is how the previous manager wanted to go. I support that 100 per cent," he added.
"I don't think the captaincy has put more pressure on Roger. He is an experienced pro, who has been around for a number of years through different divisions.
"He knows the pressures and the responsibilities that are required, so whilst he is captain for us, we expect him to keep those standards."
Connor continued: "I dropped him. I have seen him play better over a number of years. It is his first season with his new club and people do lose form temporarily.
"I thought it was right at the time to leave him out of the team but over the last few weeks he has got his head down and worked really hard and got back in."