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Henry looking forward to welcoming Royals

6 February 2015

Reading academy graduate on tomorrow's game

Boyhood Reading fan and former Royal James Henry is looking forward to welcoming his former club to Molineux tomorrow afternoon.

The now Wolves winger, 25, graduated from Reading’s esteemed academy and went on to make his first-team debut in the Carling Cup defeat to Liverpool in September 2007.

Having embarked on temporary stints at Nottingham Forest and Norwich, Henry joined Kenny Jackett’s Millwall on a permanent basis in 2010, following two initial loan spells at The Den.

Jackett’s departure from the South London club and subsequent appointment at Wolves saw Henry follow his former boss to the West Midlands last summer.
And the wideman, who struck a brilliant equaliser in Wolves’ 2-2 draw at Bolton last time out, admitted that he is excited to be coming up against hometown club again.

“It’s always a nice feeling to play against the team I grew up supporting and playing for,” he told the Birmingham Mail.

“It will be nice to see a few familiar faces, but we want to kick on and try to win our home games. It would be nice to get another goal against Reading, but I’m sure my old friends there won’t be too happy if I do.

“We want to take the point we got at Bolton and turn it into three more points at home.”

Wolves currently sit three points outside the play-off places, and Henry believes they’ve got the ability to kick on in the latter stages of the season.

“We’ve got a good squad here and we’re going to need all 20 players for the rest of the season if we’re going to challenge for the top six, or top two.

“We’ve got the squad - we’ve just got to all believe we can get there. There have been a lot of games where we believe we could have done better.

“But games like Saturday [against Bolton], when we weren’t at our best and have still come away with a point, keeps that confidence going and keeps the unbeaten run going.

“Everyone is confident and believes in their own ability and our quality as a team. The manager has tried to instil in us that we’re good enough and we shouldn’t fear anyone.”

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