Henderson Injured and Out of Cardiff Clash
Thursday, 10th Jan 2013 14:31
Town boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed that keeper Stephen Henderson will not be involved at Cardiff on Saturday, but due to an ankle injury suffered in training rather than due to West Ham recalling him. The Irishman was due to play the final game of his three-month spell with the Blues this weekend.
McCarthy says there are no other new fitness worries with midfielder Andy Drury now back having been out with a virus: “Andy’s trained, he’s fine, but we’ve one injury with Hendo, who twisted his ankle yesterday. His loan period is coming to end anyway on Saturday and he’s not available, he’ll be missing.”
The Town boss confirmed that Scott Loach will keep his place in the side: “Scott did play well [at Aston Villa], I was certainly impressed with him last weekend, it was a good performance by him, so he gets his opportunity again. Whether it’s by default or not, he’ll be in nets again.”
Whether Henderson returns for a second spell has not yet been settled with McCarthy hinting that he might look to bring in a permanent signing due to West Ham’s insistence on a recall clause: “He may do, although he could be out for a couple of weeks with his ankle. But I keep saying it leaves me a little bit exposed bearing in mind he’s got a 24-hour recall.
“But I’ll talk to Sam Allardyce about that. Hendo wants to come back and I want to have him back, but the recall [leaves me exposed], and I understand it from West Ham’s point of view and they understand mine, they can’t take it out of it and I’d like to have one that’s mine to be used and not to be going back anywhere.”
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|kuyski added 14:45 - Jan 10|
show time for Scott Loach ！fully support ！
|Seasider added 14:54 - Jan 10|
Saves MM having to make a decision about first team gk for Saturday.
See Ronan Murray off again on loan this time to Plymouth.He is obviously bottom of our strikers list so doubt if we shall see him again.Wee bit too small to make impact I fear.
|Michael11 added 15:18 - Jan 10|
Ironically it was his blunder against Cardiff which made Jewell sign Henderson in the first place so i'm sure Loachy will be up for this and want to prove himself!
|StuartBrett9 added 15:43 - Jan 10|
Cliche alert.... it's 'Loachs time to shine' COYB!
|irishtim added 15:53 - Jan 10|
Cmon Scotty show s how good yo can be.
|RetroBlue added 16:00 - Jan 10|
Im really not bothered about Hendo going back. And whilst there is a big thing about Loach "being a Blue" that cuts nothing when it comes to assessing ability/ consistency. I want him to do well , but tbh none of the GK's we have had on our books overe recent years have been all that good.In fact "average" is an accurate description for all of them, Loach included.
|StowTractorBoy added 16:12 - Jan 10|
Honest and realistic post RetroBlue - really hope Loach cuts the mustard but Cardiff will swing balls in for the likes of Gestede and Hudson (If they play) which will test Loach to the full. Good luck Scott.
|wickfordtractorboy added 16:34 - Jan 10|
I'm a big fan of Scott Loach and think the way Jewell brought him in, bigged him up saying he'd been after him for years then dropped him after costing us one game was farcical, but I actually wish we still had Hendo this weekend. Playing well in the cup is one thing, but I don't think Scotty will be helped by the pressure of returning and needing to impress in a game against the top of the league side. I feel its an unneccessary trip to the firing line for the lad. Would much rather he took over next week and built it up over a few games! Hopefully he faces up to it and impresses like last week but I'm worried for his career here if he doesn't.
|FenboyBlue added 16:34 - Jan 10|
Oh well, that's the Hendo that, then.
Ken to start in goal.
|Tractorboy1977 added 17:03 - Jan 10|
Scott Loach time to show us what u can do ;)
|daniel9624 added 17:03 - Jan 10|
Nothing wrong with Loach at all, not as if he has made a series of big clangers. Should be given a chance, then sign either an older keeper to cover, or a youngster for the future from lower down, even if on loan to have a look at him.
|comeonthegoodtimes added 17:45 - Jan 10|
I do agree that we need to look to the future and a young keeper would be good to build up although, at this present time I feel that we need to get a good keeper in with experience ie camp. Gilks, all the best to he do though as I feel he has done well for us whilst on loan and also I do like loach and feel that he is a number 1 in the making. Give him another season or so and he will be quality.
|kerryblue added 18:14 - Jan 10|
Aaron Lee Barrett your time has come Scott loach might be a Town fan but he isnt up to it at this level
|comeonthegoodtimes added 18:38 - Jan 10|
Nor is alb IMHO, we need to go out and bring in a good keeper, either a PL squad player or someone with a proven track record at this level
|DurhamTownFan added 19:29 - Jan 10|
Lets face it, we've not had a settled permanent keeper since who knows! When in fact was our last undisputed no1 who stayed for more than one season? If mm deems loach good enough, give him his chance. If not,.bring someone in,on a PERMANENT deal, asap. Defenders need stability behind them, and the fans need some affinity with a keeper, loach or otherwise
|Ipswichbusiness added 19:53 - Jan 10|
Almost all of us wanted Scott to come to this club and were pleased when he did. The defence under Mr Jewell was shambolic and did not give him much of a chance to prove himself. He had one bad game against Cardiff and then Mr Jewell went off and signed a loan 'keeper. For what it's worth, I think Scott is a decent 'keeper and deserves a chance behind a properly organised defence (as we have now). For me the priority is to sign another centre-back.
|WhoisJimmyJuan added 20:06 - Jan 10|
Retro blue - your comments raises an interesting question. Who was the last really good keeper we had. Post kelvin Davis I remember Ian Alexander was signed on a free under magilton but then had a toogoodtoturndown offer from rangers later that season. 2008/09 was it? Then we had a loan keeper from derby who was ok for a season but his name escapes me?
|John_Portman added 20:30 - Jan 10|
Asmir Begovic was absolutely top class - we onlt had him for 7/8 games but my god he was good!
|bobble added 21:13 - Jan 10|
this is good news that henderson is a bit dodgy
|colonel added 22:25 - Jan 10|
Scott Loach was had a cracking game at Villa, carry on performing like that & we'll be fine
|warkthisway added 22:26 - Jan 10|
Loach needs a run in the team and support from the Manager and he could be a top keeper. Hendo was at fault for 2 goals against Brighton, so good riddance.
|bennyitfc added 23:17 - Jan 10|
@wickfordtractorboy - agreed, but Loach has to play some time, resting him for confidence reasons can't be an excuse forever, we need to build characters. If he's worth the no.1 shirt then a great place to start is Cardiff on Saturday.
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