Newell hails loanee Henderson

24 April 2009 03:59
Grimsby Town manager Mike Newell believes the form of loan goalkeeper Wayne Henderson has done much to lift the Mariners out of the relegation zone. The 25-year-old Preston North End shot-stopper has conceded only two goals in the club's last six matches, four of which have been won. Newell said: "We certainly knew we were getting a quality keeper in. It might not have been apparent to everybody immediately but we felt he'd be a good addition." The Mariners boss let Phil Barnes and Gary Montgomery leave Blundell Park when he brought Henderson to the club, and he thinks that has proved to be the correct decision. He added: "Wayne's arrival wasn't the whole reason for letting the two keepers go. There was a bit more to it than that. "But no-one can argue with his current form and it's been a big plus for us when we needed it most."

Source: ESA