Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Karl Henry has warned that the Molineux outfit need to survive in the Premier League if the club is to move forward in the near future.
Mick McCarthy's side are currently just outside the relegation zone ahead of a local derby clash at Birmingham City this weekend, having suffered a morale-sapping FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace in midweek.
Henry told the Express & Star: "Our attitude has always been great, but that was not a performance the gaffer expected. It wasn't characteristic of us.
"We got our heads together after the (first) Birmingham game, we had a few meetings and realised that we needed to do more and get back to the Wolves that we were.
"We have to prove that we can stay in this league. You have to stabilise first and that is what we are trying to do.
"It will be a massive season for us if we can stay in this league. The club could really kick on next season and go from strength to strength."