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It’s Great To Come Here & Win Convincingly In The End - Ian Henderson Post Barrow

9 January 2017

Goal scorer Ian Henderson spoke to Dale PlayerHD after Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup third round win over Barrow…

Hendo netted a brace in the victory to send Rochdale through to the fourth round of the competition for the third time in four years.

“We did a professional job, like we’ve done all season,” said Henderson. “That’s how the Manager wants us to perform.

“This is a difficult place to come, because Barrow are doing very well themselves. It’s great to come here and win convincingly in the end.”

The 31-year-old headed home in the 16th minute from a Steven Davies corner to open the scoring and latched onto the end of a fine Ollie Rathbone pass in the second half to score his sixth goal in four games. 

“It seems to be a bit of a purple patch for me at the moment. Prior to scoring the goals, I had been in the right positions but wasn’t converting them. They’re going in now, which is nice to see.

“Prior to coming to Rochdale, I scored a lot of headers. Our style of play is on the floor so that’s why I score more with my feet than I do with my head, but Davo has put in a right good cross and I’ve managed to get away from my marker to nod it in. 

“Ollie has been exceptional for us all season, since he came into the team. You’ve got to give the little man credit - his energy is absolutely incredible. He put it on a plate for me and I’m grateful to him for that.”

And Hendo says he would love an away tie against Liverpool in the fourth round. 

“I supported Liverpool when I was a kid. I grew up watching the likes of Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen. To play at Anfield would be an absolute dream for me, but I know a lot of the boys want Manchester City or Manchester United – any of those would amazing.”

Watch the full interview on Dale PlayerHD

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