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Henry commits to Wolves

August 15, 2012
By Ian Edwards

Karl Henry has highlighted the lack of loyalty he believes is infecting the dressing room at Wolves by signing a new four-year contract.

Karl Henry and Joey Barton Wolves v QPR
PA PhotosKarl Henry has never been one to mince his words

Henry, 29, has pointedly referred to the fact that he has snubbed offers from Premier League clubs this summer to remain in the Championship with Staale Solbakken's side, following relegation in May.

"I think there was some interest from a couple of clubs in the Premier League but I was happy to commit my future to the club and I am fully committed to the cause," he said.

The former club captain's move to commit himself for the long-haul to Solbakken's new regime is in stark contrast to the transfer requests handed in by Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis.

Jarvis and Fletcher have been angling for moves all summer, making it clear they are not prepared to remain in the Championship and try to help Wolves return to the top flight at the first time of asking.

Henry has been at Molineux for six seasons and has suffered some turbulent times, and recently claimed all the uncertainty surrounding Fletcher and Jarvis was causing unrest in the dressing room.

The former Stoke midfielder is clearly disappointed that some of the club's big names are not prepared to sacrifice one season away from the spotlight and stick around to repair the damage done under Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor.

"I am delighted to have signed a new four year contract. I'm 29 now and I feel that I'm in best years and hopefully I can do the business for the next four years," Henry said. "Last time we were in the Championship it was a very good year and hopefully we can have another one like that.

"It has been a tough three years in the Premier League and maybe not as enjoyable as we all hoped it was going to be. There were some great moments of course but it has also been a real battle to stay up and last year we fell short.

"It's a bit of a rebuild now but I'm happy to commit my future and be part of that rebuilding process. Hopefully my experience can help the situation."