Hennessey - We can compete
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey feels his side can give Manchester United a good test at Molineux on Sunday.
Last Updated: 16/03/12 1:39pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey feels his side can give Manchester United a good test when they entertain the Premier League champions on Sunday.
Wolves lie in 19th position in the table, gaining just one point from their last three games since Terry Connor was appointed as manager.
Despite this poor run of form, they are still within touching distance of safety and Hennessey is hoping to show his side are committed to survival following some recent unrest from their supporters.
He told the Birmingham Mail: "Hopefully we can get off to a good start and show the fans that we are all raring to go and that we mean business.
"We're still right at it, still fighting, and we need to show that enthusiasm and commitment that there's no way we are taking our foot off the gas."
Hennessey continued: "United may be top of the league and playing well but it's up to us to make it difficult for them and maybe we can play at the top of our game and get a bit of luck as well.
"You can't say much about United that's not been said before in terms of what they've achieved. But we are capable of getting a result. We did it last year, and hopefully we can do it again."
Ugly scenes followed last Saturday's 2-0 home loss against Blackburn, with midfielder Jamie O' Hara becoming involved in a confrontation with fans, but Hennessey thinks his team-mates are remaining optimistic.
He added: "The mood in the camp's been good. We've not got our heads down and been sulking, there's no point. We've been upbeat and have moved on. You do have to stay positive.
"It's a very tough league and every team you play it's always difficult to get a result. Not too much has gone for us recently but hopefully that will change over the final ten games.
"We've been in difficult positions over the last couple of seasons and we got out of them which is a good sign. A lot of us have come through both seasons and we can use that experience."