Karl Henry liking early impression made by new Wolves boss Dean Saunders

Karl Henry: Rallying cry from Wolves captain ahead of Dean Saunders' first game in charge

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Wolves captain Karl Henry has urged his team-mates to rally around new boss Dean Saunders and lift the club up the npower Championship table.

Saunders will be in charge for the first time on Friday night when Wolves host Blackburn at Molineux, having replaced the sacked Stale Solbakken earlier this week.

The former Doncaster boss inherits a squad at a low ebb, with seven of their last 10 league games ending in defeat, and on the back of an embarrassing FA Cup third round exit at the hands of Blue Square Bet Premier side Luton Town.

And Henry is confident he can turn things around, saying: "I'd heard good things about Dean and the first impressions from the first couple of days have been excellent.

"Training has been good and the lads have really enjoyed it. We've got to carry on that work on the training pitch and are looking forward to taking that into the games.

"The manager arrives here with a lot of experience and has worked with top quality players with Wales and in his other coaching roles. And he was been doing a very good job with Doncaster who are right up there at the moment.

"The players need to get behind him quickly and do everything we can to try and salvage the season. Things clearly weren't working but I can certainly say that I gave it everything I could in every game that I went to. Any player that doesn't is quickly found out.

"I'm sure the new manager has his idea of how he wants to play and who he wants to play and it's up to us to make sure we are in his plans. I think everyone needs to get behind the manager now - that's us the players and the fans as well.

"We need a lift because we've not been playing well and we've not been winning games."