Stats: Henry reveals what Wolves stars do to get the extra two percent

Molineux - Wolves - Billy Wright Stand

The Wolverhampton Wanderers roster are looking at their diet, in order to rid themselves of biscuits so that they can perform at a higher level.

The competition for places at Molineux has prompted many a Wolverhampton Wanderers star to gain an edge in their performance-level - with biscuits being eradicated from their diet as Tony Daley (head of sports science) claims nutrition can see a gain of one or two percent in endurance.

Wolves are currently fourth in the Championship table having returned 14 points from seven games to date and James Henry, along with the rest of the Wolverhampton players, are looking to improve from their 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic when they host Bolton Wanderers tomorrow, Saturday.

“I think we have had a really solid start [against Charlton," said Henry on the club's official website. "We are under no illusions it's going to be a tough, long season but we have started well. We have looked back at the stats in most games and we have dominated them.

“That's where we want to be, that's the platform we are looking to build and see where it takes us. It was a good game against Charlton on Tuesday – the two teams fought well and I think we edged it to be fair.

“We have looked back at the stats and we came out on top in every area, had more shots and crosses and that's what we are looking for - to dominate those areas that win you the game."

He continued: "So it was slightly disappointing not to take all three points but when you are playing away from home in such a tough division points can't be frowned upon. We are definitely creating chances, we have scored goals as well and we will score more. We did it last year and it's just a matter of time.

“We scored three goals against Blackburn and they have proved a good team this year and have played some good football themselves."

  PositionTeamMins/ TouchPass AccCross AccMins/ Chance CreatedAssistGoalMins/ TackleMins/ Duel WonAppsMins Played
James Henry MF Wolves 1.2 76% 21% 47 1 0 47 13.43 6 188

The data crunchers at Wolves may also be interested to note that, despite only starting one Championship game (five substitute appearances) Henry has still returned commendable statistics with a touch on the football every 1.2 minutes, a 76% passing accuracy, 21% crossing accuracy and an ability to create a chance or complete a tackle every 47 minutes he is on the field.

"I was really happy to get my start [versus Charlton]," said Henry. "I thought I did well on Tuesday and I have just got to keep that form going. If I can keep the shirt for the weekend that's all you can do."

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