Kenny Jackett provides positive fitness update on three Wolverhampton Wanderers players

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Wolverhampton Wanderers' injury crisis is set to lessen over recent weeks.

Kenny Jackett has confirmed on Wolverhampton Wanderers' official site that James Henry, Michal Zyro and Mike Williamson are all close to making returns.

Henry has been out with a hamstring injury since the start of the month, but he could return to Wolves' team which face Middlesbrough on Friday.

Zyro and Williamson are unlikely to be fit for that match at the Riverside Stadium, but Jackett is optimistic that the pair will be available for selection again soon. 

“My first impressions are maybe Henry will be fit," Jackett said. "We're not sure with the other two yet, we'll see, but they're outside training.

“Henry certainly needs a full week’s training, but he's only been out for two weeks.

"Zyro’s not too long and Williamson’s a bit further and possibly will need an in-house game - it depends on how he goes in training.

"I think maybe (he needs) two weeks training, some 11 v 11s in that structured strictly for him.

"He's over the worst and looking at him training on Monday he looked o-k, and not far off.

"Certainly Henry won't need (an under-21 game or a friendly). If things go well this week I do feel he has a chance of helping us on Friday."

Williamson has not played a match for Wolves since signing permanently in January, while Zyro picked up a calf injury in January.

The pair’s return will be positive news for Wolves, however, as both have already proven their class at Molineux this season.

Williamson impressed during a loan spell at Wolves earlier this campaign, where he tightened up the side’s backline.

Zyro also made a good initial impression, having found the net three times in his first three appearances.

Their impending returns to action come after Wolves picked up their first win in seven matches against Derby County last weekend.

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