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Henderson: Reward For The Team

23 November 2015

Ian Henderson admits that it’s good to be back in amongst the goals but says the plaudits should go to the rest of the team, not just him.

Henderson, who has been struggling with a foot problem of late, netted a late brace to earn Dale three points from Saturday’s League One fixture against Doncaster Rovers.

“It’s reward for the team for the hard-work, determination and never giving up on each other," Hendo told Dale PlayerHD. 

“Like always, it’s nice to score goals – yes, my name will be in the headlines - but it’s the rest of the players that have made that opportunity happen.”

Dale opened the scoring at the Keepmoat Stadium after hitting Rovers on a swift counter-attack. Henderson was played in on goal by a sublime Callum Camps pass and the forward has praised Camps’ vision.

“We spoke about it in there with the Manager. CC (Callum Camps) has got undoubted ability and he sees things that most players don’t - that’s why in the future he’ll move on from the football club to bigger things.

“I see it on a daily basis and I’m not surprised when the ball does come to me. Credit to him for his vision and passing the ball to me – I’ve thanked him already.”

Henderson netted his second of the afternoon from close range. The hard-working McDermott sent the ball across the face of goal after his attempts to round Thorsten Stuckmann were thwarted by the goalkeeper, who got a hand to the ball. 

“I’ve been waiting for a few of them [close range finishes],” laughed Hendo. 

“I’m always happy to get a few goals from inside the 6-yard box because I’m going to be judged on goals. I’m back on the score-sheet now after being out for a few weeks and I’m really, really happy for myself and my team-mates.”

Hendo has been in and out of the side in recent weeks after sustaining a foot injury in September. 

He admits that has been frustrating but says the problem is improving.

“It has been frustrating because there is nothing I can do about the injury. 

“It was an impact injury and I was unable to put any weight on it, but with good rehabilitation from the physios and plenty of rest it’s getting back to where it was prior to the injury.”

The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD. 

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