Yeovil Town's on-loan goalkeeper Stephen Henderson appears to be desperate to extend his stay at Huish Park. Brought in to cover the injured John Sullivan, the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has already made more first team starts for the Glovers than he has managed in three seasons at Ashton Gate.
Sitting behind Bristol City first choice pairing David James and Dean Gerken, the 22 year old has next to no chance of breaking through into the Robins' first team in the immediate future, and has told this morning's Western Daily Press that he was 'rotting away' in BS3:
"It has been absolutely brilliant at Yeovil. The lads and management staff have all been brilliant, so I have really settled in fine. It always seemed to make sense to come here considering the location. I was happy it got sorted when it did because I was kind of rotting away at Bristol City."
Henderson's loan with the Glovers runs for two more matches, with tomorrow's away trip at Rochdale and the home match against Sheffield Wednesday being his last game. Thereafter he doesn't know what the future holds, but admits that he would prefer to stay at a club where he can play first team football:
"I have got my name out here and I think I have done okay since I have been here. If it is at Yeovil, then great, but, if not, I just need to be playing football. I think we will make a decision after the Sheffield Wednesday game about what is going to happen. I am happy, I am enjoying my football and I do not see why I cannot just stay."
Henderson's hopes of a loan extension at Huish Park depend largely upon the fitness of Millwall loan goalkeeper John Sullivan. He has had a set-back with his attempts to recover from his shoulder injury and so is highly unlikely to be used during the next two games, with Glovers boss Terry Skiverton having already pledged to play the Irishman ahead of Sullivan during his loan spell. However, if Sullivan is fully fit by next weekend, then it is hard to imagine Henderson's time at Huish Park running into November when the club also have a moral obligation to both Sullivan and Millwall as well.
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