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Henderson honoured to work with Sutton

27 July 2016

Stephen Henderson says it is ‘an honour’ to work with legendary Forest figure Steve Sutton.

Henderson arrived from Charlton Athletic last week and has commenced training under The Reds’ keeper coach.

And the 28-year-old revealed to Forest Player HD that Sutton has been an inspirational figure for him.

Henderson said: “Funnily enough, I used to watch videos of [Sutton] and Neville Southall when I was younger.

“It’s an honour to work with him – he’s a really nice guy and the sessions have been excellent.

“I’m delighted to be here and really enjoying it so far.”

Henderson faces a tough task in dislodging Dorus de Vries from between the sticks after the Dutchman was named last season’s Player of the Year.

But the former West Ham man is confident he has the ability to mount a serious challenge for a regular first-team spot as he looks to forge a path to the Premier League.

He said: “[De Vries] is an excellent goalkeeper – it’s going to be very difficult – but I’m just going to get as fit as I can and when I get a chance, take it.

“I’m ambitious and want to play at the highest level. I’ve signed a three-year contract and I’m looking to stay for that period of time, get in the team and do as well as I can.

“I’d like to think I’m all-around quite solid, and I like to come for crosses. But I’ll have to show the fans instead of just saying it.”  

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