Henderson signs contract for 2015
Sligo Rovers are delighted to confirm that Jeff Henderson has signed a new deal to stay with the Bit o’ Red for next season.
Henderson is the latest addition to Owen Heary’s squad for 2015 with the number of players signed now totalling 19.
The defender will be going into his fourth year with the club having signed midway through the 2012 season from his local club Newcastle United.
He made his debut in the Europa League tie away to Spartak Trnava. He also started on the day Rovers won the league in October 2012.
The 22 year-old established himself as a regular in the heart of the Rovers defence the following year playing 37 times. He also scored his only two goals to date for the Bit o’Red that year, both against Limerick.
His 2014 season was cut short by an injury sustained in July having performed impressively up until then.
Henderson said on signing: “I am very happy to have my future sorted and be staying with Sligo Rovers. It’s great to know where I’ll be next year.
“Having the injury last year was so frustrating. I felt I had a good pre-season and was playing well. We won the Setanta Cup which was great but then I suffered the injury. It was probably the worst one I’ve had in my career. I hated every minute of it. It was hard having to see the lads play in big European games and not be out there. I really missed playing.
“Now I am just itching to get back for the new season and start playing games again. It’s a long off-season especially for me. I had my operation in July so that’s a lot of time out. We’ll be back for pre-season in January and I cannot wait to get started and crack on with the new season.
“I think next year with the team we have we can push on and get back to challenging on all fronts. I definitely think we should be getting back into Europe and hopefully having a good Cup run.
“The club has been used to winning over the past few years and I think that we will be strong again this year.
“I am really looking forward to Owen Heary. I have spoken quite a bit with him since he came in and I’ve been really impressed. You can tell that he is a winner and he will bring that mentality to the squad. The players he has brought in he knows are all good players. I want to thank the club for their part in getting things sorted as well. We will have a team of hungry players and lads who want to push on and do well.”