Henderson keen to take chance

Jeff Henderson has said he wants to take his chance in the Sligo Rovers first-team after featuring in two wins for the Bit o’ Red this week.

The 21-year-old played much of the second half against Dundalk last Tuesday and scored the winning goal against Limerick on Saturday night in The Showgrounds, his first for the club.

An injury to Gavin Peers has given Henderson the opportunity to showcase his talents and the result thrilled the former Newcastle man.

He said: “We’ve got three points and it’s a team game. We’ve showed even by going 1-0 down that if we do what we do best we’ll pull through in the end. It was a great experience to get a first goal in a while and to get it in the first full league season for me at home is brilliant.

“It’s the best we’ve come out and played in the first half as the gaffer said to us. The conditions for both weren’t the best, it was tough, blustery but the same for both teams.

“We had the wind in the first half and they had in the second. You‘ve just got to defend and head the ball a lot. That is the character of our team that even if we go 1-0 down we still believe we’ll win every game.

“We know that teams home and away, it’s up to us to win and break them down. We’ve got a strong squad here.

“I believe I’m good enough to play in this team. I’ll just keep working, keep my head down and if I’m not in the team to just keep working.

“Like tonight when I get in, not really prove a point, but take my chance. The squad is strong here, in all areas.”

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