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Henshall Doesn't Look Out of Place
Tuesday, 1st Apr 2014 06:00

Boss Mick McCarthy says recent loan signing Alex Henshall hasn’t looked out of place while training with the Blues first-team squad. The Manchester City left winger, who played for the U21s in their 3-0 defeat at Bristol City yesterday, is with the Blues until the end of the season on what’s effectively an extended trial.

“He’s a talented young player, he went to Manchester City for quite a few quid as a youngster,” McCarthy said. “He’s left-footed, very, very quick. He’s a good footballer, he understands the game, watching him.

“He’s trained with the first team and he certainly doesn’t look out of place. He’s one for us to look at and there’s every chance he’ll be involved [in the first team before the end of the season].”

Swindon-born Henshall, who is out of contract in the summer, was a youth player with his hometown club but moved to City when 16 in the summer of 2010 having been on the Robins’ first-team bench twice. A number of other Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, had also shown interest.

The 5ft 10 in tall England U16 and U17 international spent time on loan at Chesterfield making one start and six sub appearances last season and made another league start, in which he scored his first senior goal, and another appearance from the bench while on loan at Bristol Rovers earlier in this campaign.

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stevelincsexile added 06:58 - Apr 1
Nice to see we are after promising youngsters rather than seasoned pros coming to the end of their careers.

hampstead_blue added 07:14 - Apr 1
keep them coming Mick.

Samuelowen88 added 09:09 - Apr 1
Sounds like this is a loan with us looking to sign on a permanent in the summer from what mick's said. "every chance he'll be involved before the end of the season" Implying he'll be here next season. not heard much about the lad but pacey winger is good in my books.

pazelle added 10:34 - Apr 1
Worth a punt!

Jimmy86 added 11:10 - Apr 1
Looked at youtube clips of this lad and he is pacey, has good delivery and can shoot. Def hope we see him before the end of the season. Give opposition full backs a roasting!!

dsnowling added 12:36 - Apr 1
Would be good to see him get a chance before the end of the season.

arc added 12:48 - Apr 1
As long as we don't have to pay a fee.

Dolly2.0 added 12:53 - Apr 1
stevelincsexile: You must've forgotten about Jewell getting Cresswell and Hewitt, and also that Mick's signed seasoned pros such as SEB and Paul Green. I'm delighted with Mick but fair's fair!

stevelincsexile added 17:26 - Apr 1
Dolly Verbiage I am referring to the players we are after now not during Jewells time and also I am aware MM has signed SEB and Green what I am saying is I do not want him to sign seasoned pros we have to many now get some young blood in like Henshall.

Ipswichlove added 19:36 - Apr 1
This guy seems RUBBISH

Surco72 added 20:43 - Apr 1
Dolly .. what about Hunt and Lee !!

jabberjackson added 23:12 - Apr 1
The return of the clueless 'worth a punt' brigade
It's the laziest most pointless comment to make on a fan site
Aaaaaaaaaargh...stop it

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