Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Karl Henry remains confident that his side can stave off the threat of relegation and establish themselves as Premier League regulars.
Mick McCarthy's side have won just twice in 13 games since their return to the top-flight and are currently one from bottom of the table, with only Portsmouth below the Molineux outfit.
However, 27-year-old Henry is backing Wolves to follow the example of his former club, Stoke City.
He told the club's official website: "I think we've taken to this league and not looked out of place, but we have to prove we can stay in this league and build on that next season like Stoke City.
"They had a fantastic season last season, are looking more and more like a mid-table team and are trying to push on.
"You have to stabilise first and that's what we're trying to do.
"It will be a massive season for us if we can stay in this league. I feel the club will really kick on next season and go from strength to strength."