QPR Midfielder Henry Linked
Saturday, 16th Apr 2016 09:38
Town boss Mick McCarthy is reported to be considering bringing QPR midfielder Karl Henry to Portman Road in the summer.
According to The Sun, the Blues manager is weighing-up whether to make a move for his former Wolves skipper if the 33-year-old isn't offered new terms by the West Londoners with his current contract up at the end of the season.
Speaking earlier in the week Henry, who was amongst the Wolves players often linked with the Blues during the early days of McCarthy’s tenure at Town, said he was yet to hear whether he would be offered a new deal at Loftus Road.
"I'm sure I’ll knock on the door at some stage," he told Get West London. "My contract is up and, if they want me, I'd love to be a part of things. We'll see how the rest of the season goes and what they want to do. Fingers crossed I can be here next year.”
The Town squad would already appear to be well covered for combative central midfielders even if Henry, who has been a regular in the QPR side this season, were to become available in the summer.
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|Umros added 09:40 - Apr 16|
This is not surprising, ex wolves old man.......lack of ambition once again.
|martin587 added 09:44 - Apr 16|
Unbelievable.! Call this progression. I'm gobsmacked that we are even linked with a 33 year old,then on the other hand I'm not.Anything is possible at this club now.!! 😡😡😡
|superblue70 added 09:45 - Apr 16|
Oh god no is this what we have to look forward to next season
|manualthetisfanclub added 09:47 - Apr 16|
Give me strength, it's started already silly season......Micks old mates being linked to join in the summer. As previous comment by umros total lack of ambition if true, however we will see
|phillo added 09:48 - Apr 16|
Excellent ...... just what we need ..... 33 year old competitive midfield ourneyman ....... haven't got any of those ....... should enable us to allow for the loss of Dozzell though.
|brittaniaman added 09:49 - Apr 16|
Here we go again another old Freebie ? following same pattern as previous years ????
Him and Douglas make a total of nearly 70 years of age between them !!!!!
|PJewellisaGod added 09:50 - Apr 16|
One for the future. Get him in on a 3 year contract with option for 4th.
|happybeingblue added 09:51 - Apr 16|
dear oh dear just the type of player we dont need/want more anti football
|Garv added 09:54 - Apr 16|
Should complement the likes of Hyam, Skuse, Douglas and Coke perfectly.
|Mark added 09:58 - Apr 16|
We only need one defensive midfielder on the pitch. It should be Skuse, with Douglas and Hyam backups to him. We certainly don't need to bring in a 33-year-old.
|ArnieMsBigToe added 09:58 - Apr 16|
I think that we need to remember this was from the Sun.
I don't think Mick would really consider this.
I can't remember his name, but there was a Wolves striker who had been really good but had been injured. Mick got him in. . . kept him till the end of the season . . . saw he was past it . . . and got rid.
|floridaboy added 09:59 - Apr 16|
If they want a midfield player go down the road and get George Moncur
Better than Hyam, Douglas and Coke
|guentchev added 10:00 - Apr 16|
Very similar player to Hyam, Skuse, Coke and Douglas. Personally don't think we need another defensive midfielder as we have a fair few already, but Mick is an excellent judge of players so if he thinks we need another one then maybe we do.
I suppose it could prove useful when we want to shut down games (I.e. We are away from home and need a 0-0. Playing 4-5-1 might be a good way to get it). If we intend to play ultra-defensively next season then he could prove an excellent addition.
|jas0999 added 10:01 - Apr 16|
Interesting to see whether the club have learnt from the lack of ambition, spending and reliance on players past their best. Although just a rumour, the answer would be no if we go down the Henry route.
|AbujaBlue added 10:04 - Apr 16|
Haven't people here learned not to trust these kind of rumours before using it as an excuse to berate our 'lack of ambition'? It is just lazy journalism from the Sun. Old, ex-Wolves - it is the easiest way to cover a few lines in a newspaper.
|Vizslaraner added 10:09 - Apr 16|
If it happened, switch the lights off
|MattinLondon added 10:09 - Apr 16|
Douglas, Coke, Skuse, Hyam are all average mid table players. Either lack mobility or can't pass.
|COYB11 added 10:18 - Apr 16|
hahaha let's all have a go at Mick for being LINKED with a player by THE SUN!! ever heard of the phrase "paper talk". honestly, some of you are really beginning to grind on me.support the team you love and get on with it!
|stuyarmouthblue added 10:19 - Apr 16|
Look at half of you frothing at the mouth with anger at this report. Read Phil's concluding paragraph again and note the inference.
|hancockingoal added 10:22 - Apr 16|
It was in the Sun? Gotta be true!!!!
|Superblue95 added 10:27 - Apr 16|
COYB11- up until this point nobody in these comments has had a go at Mick specifically so maybe think before you post stupid comments. People have just moaned about the lack of ambition and rightly so. This may well be paper talk but is exactly the sort of player we end up signing every other summer so is very believable sadly
|ronnyd added 10:33 - Apr 16|
ArnieMsBigToe, Think you,re eluding to Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
|Lightningboy added 10:34 - Apr 16|
Being linked with/signing these types of players is the reason we'll spend yet another season in this division....if we're lucky.
Bring in some youth!!!
|Herbivore added 10:35 - Apr 16|
Amazing how riled people get about a rumour in one of the least reputable news sources in the world. Get a grip.
|runaround added 10:47 - Apr 16|
I think we have been constantly linked with Henry since MM took charge! Fits the criteria of someone Mick knows, trusts & would be a free transfer. However unless 2 of Skuse, Hyam, Joke or Tremendous Dougie are leaving I doubt it will happen. That said, I believe Henry is a(or was)better player than at least 3 of those 4
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