Thanks to Andre Marriner’s harsh decision at the Emirates, we are without our captain for three games.
I’m not sure that having the skipper on the field for the full 90 against Arsenal would have changed the result – the Gunners score a phenomenal amount of late goals and we didn’t deal with that threat well enough.
I’m more concerned about being without Henry for the next few games.
Can you believe we signed this guy for £100,000 or that he came from Stoke Reserves?
He is perhaps Wolves’ greatest unsung hero of the last couple of seasons.
Wolverhampton born and bred, he is everything you could want from your captain and epitomises the type of player Mick McCarthy loves.
He tackles, and tackles and tackles - always hard and aggressive but never malicious.
He never stops running and is content to see others grab the headlines as long as he is on the winning side.
Since arriving at Molineux he has added some composure too so he can hold the ball and find an easy pass.
When I announce my end-of-season awards in a few weeks time, Karl will be on all of the shortlists.
The only consolation in losing our captain for the next three games is that central midfield is a position in which we have some good cover.
Dave Edwards is back from injury, Guardiora has impressed in the middle and Milijas is desperate to get back in to the side to prove he is worth keeping hold of in the summer.
My plan would be to drop Mancienne back in to the Karl Henry role protecting the defence.
With Dave Jones providing the thrust of the attack from the centre of the park I think it would be dangerous to go for more creativity at the expense of metal (sorry Nenad).
That leaves a choice between Edwards and Guardiora and I think the Welshman wins it with his boundless energy.
So for me, our midfield against Stoke would be Jarvis, Jones, Mancienne, Edwards, Foley.
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