Belfast Telegraph

Hennessey targets Premier League return

Wayne Hennessey has set his sights on making a quick return to the Barclays Premier League with Wolves after undergoing surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament.

The Wales number one is targeting a return to action in six months after suffering the setback in the goalless draw at Sunderland 12 days ago. Hennessey, 25, had been linked with a move away from Molineux, but is aiming to help Wolves return to the top flight.

Hennessey said: "I'll work hard over the summer and hopefully be back playing for Wolves when I'm ready again. Our aim now has to be to bounce back by getting promoted. We've got a lot of players who came up through the Championship, so we know what the league's about. Hopefully we can do it again."

Hennessey added on his injury: "It looks like being about six months, but it's not an injury you can rush.

"The operation went well and I'm already making progress each day. The surgeon has done a really good job and it's healing now. I know what to do and how to get back."

Wolves will not decide on who their new manager will be until the end of the season with interim boss Terry Connor one of the candidates.

But chief executive Jez Moxey is adamant the club acted in the right manner after sacking Mick McCarthy in February despite failing to find an experienced replacement.

Moxey said: "People have said maybe we should have gone behind Mick's back and done the dishonourable thing and tried to line someone up beforehand.

"Maybe that's the way people work in this business, but we're a loyal organisation and we like to do things properly and professionally."

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