Karl Henry is set to be handed the captain’s armband and will lead Wolverhampton Wanderers in the absence of injured defender Jody Craddock tomorrow at Ipswich Town.
Wolverhampton-born Henry was given the job of captaining his home town club last season when former skipper Gary Breen was missing through injury and now his replacement Craddock will be absent for three months after breaking his foot against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend Henry will take on the responsibility once more.
“There’s no reason why Karl won’t be captain,” said manager Mick McCarthy.
“I’ve watched the Sheffield Wednesday game again and he was absolutely brilliant. Chris Iwelumo got the man of the match award but Karl covered more ground than anyone.
“He gets things together and tidies things up. He does all those dirty little jobs that people don’t particularly notice.
“I didn’t think the previous game against Accrington was his best, but he really was ‘back on blob’ on Saturday”
Meanwhile, Northampton Town manager Stuart Gray is targeting Wolves defender Mark Little as a replacement for Gabor Gyepes, who has left the club to join Cardiff.
The 20-year-old made 17 league appearances during a loan spell with Town last season, and is yet to feature in Wolves’ first team this season, so McCarthy may agree to a loan proposal from the Cobblers.
“Mark came in here and did very well,” Gray said. “I see that Mark hasn’t featured in the Wolves side so I know he will probably be getting a bit frustrated.
“The most important thing is if we bring a player in they’ve got to be better than the ones we’ve got.”