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Lomas reveals Wolves-bound Henry wanted to leave Millwall

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STEVE Lomas has revealed that he sanctioned James Henry's surprise move to Wolves after the winger expressed a clear desire to leave Millwall.

Henry, who joined the Lions from Reading in July 2010 following two successful loan spells at the club, has linked up with former Den boss Kenny Jackett at Molineux.

The move came barely 48 hours after Lomas said Henry was "very much part of his plans."

The 24-year-old has signed for the League One side on an initial 93-day emergency loan with a view to a permanent deal once the transfer window opens in January.

"In an ideal world, we didn't want to lose James but I think the player wanted to go," Lomas said. "Once it gets to that stage, I don't want to keep a player who doesn't want to be here.

"He was in the last year of his contract, and if he's wanting to go and not wanting to sign an extension, it's always going to be a difficult one. James came to me and said that he'd been here for a number of years and wanted a change.

"When that happens, I am not going to stand in anyone's way as long as we get to a level where the club and the chairman are happy.

Lomas added: "The club are going to be looking at the situations of the boys who are coming out of contract, and I've spoken to Andy Ambler about that, but the boy wanted to go. When the player wants to go, what are you to do?

"I only want committed players here, so if someone has the mindset that they want to leave then it's probably for the best. James has contributed to this club during his time here and we wish him well."

Asked whether he will look to sign a replacement for Henry, having last week allowed Liam Feeney to join Bolton on loan, Lomas said: "We will have a look and see what the scenario is. Martyn Waghorn, Martyn Woolford, Lee Martin and Richard Chaplow can all play out wide."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

39 thoughts on “Lomas reveals Wolves-bound Henry wanted to leave Millwall

  • September 30, 2013 at 15:10
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    out with the old - in with the new! new broom!

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  • September 30, 2013 at 15:13
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    DONT WORRY LOMASS YOU GOTTA EXPLAIN YOURSELF TO USSS WE AINT GONNA JUMP DOWN YOUR THROAT... HENRY LOST HIS COMMITMENT ALONG TIME AGO JUMP IN THE MARKET NOW AN WORK YOUR MAGIC HES SH*T ANYWAY...

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  • September 30, 2013 at 15:13
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    Well if he wanted to go then there is the door

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    • September 30, 2013 at 15:47
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      @bleachy81: Totally agree,but...£££???

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  • September 30, 2013 at 15:31
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    I have a feeling Henry will soon be joined by Keogh who like JH has ability but does not always use it!

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  • September 30, 2013 at 15:34
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    I like the way SL mentions about Martyn Waghorn playing out wide. If the money from Henry secures us Waghorn I'd be over the moon and look at that as a good bit of business! COYL!

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  • September 30, 2013 at 15:35
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    At the end of the season his contract is up for renewal or he could leave for nothing on a free so it makes sense to agree a fee in advance..and we do have others who might be more consistent

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  • September 30, 2013 at 16:15
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    No good keeping people against their will, as they eventually spread the discontentment through the rest of the squad,
    Best get rid
    Although his stay started very positively, his injuries have taken their toll

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  • September 30, 2013 at 16:24
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    Not sad to see him go, always looked like he was strolling through a game and was only interested in his monthly pay cheque.........

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  • September 30, 2013 at 16:37
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    Get a nice bit of bunce in January hopefully. All these fringe players going out on loans must be helping the club's wage bill somewhat. Maybe a cheeky loan or two coming in would be nice. How about it Steve? COYL

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  • September 30, 2013 at 16:38
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    Can't say I'm that bothered to see him go. Very average player in this league. Does anybody know what he was earning a week?
    Be lucky to get £500K - £750K in my view. Certainly not worth over a Million quid, although if that's what Wolves what to pay, then so be it!!

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    • September 30, 2013 at 16:44
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      @Syd the Lion: in January Wolves will know if they want to keep him or not. And as his contract is nearly up I think he will go for less than 750k and nearer to 400k.

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      • September 30, 2013 at 19:56
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        @glyngo: Agree nearer 400-500K but they will say 'undisclosed'

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  • September 30, 2013 at 16:40
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    What about Etherington?

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  • September 30, 2013 at 17:16
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    Always liked James Henry as a player, but always thought he didn't want to be here! At least on gone on to bigger things at wolves!!!!

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  • September 30, 2013 at 17:33
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    Sounds like as soon as he gets proper competition he wants to f*** of! Just look at Dunne he fought for his place when Adam smith came in and now look at him! Take notes henry, good luck getting ahead of sakho..

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  • September 30, 2013 at 17:34
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    Sounds like as soon as he gets proper competition he wants to leave! Just look at Dunne he fought for his place when Adam smith came in and now look at him! Take notes henry, good luck getting ahead of sakho..

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  • September 30, 2013 at 17:39
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    I feel its a good thing all round.Good luck James Henry.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 17:45
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    I used to rate Henry but he seems to have got soo slow its unreal and his heart was obviously elsewhere, Like Lomas said "I only want committed players here"

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  • September 30, 2013 at 17:51
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    But am I bothered tho......toodle loo big bum

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  • September 30, 2013 at 18:26
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    Goodbye Henry and good luck at wolves.His says he wants a new challenge funny really jacket resigns and goes off to wolves and then Henry decides he don't want to be at Millwall,Is it because Lomas did not let him have his own way like Jackett did,We will never know.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 18:37
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    JH looked slow and not really interested in tracking back. U.at will not cut it with SL, which is why I think the Keogh won't be far behind him out the door. He.s like a wet weekend from what I've seen since march. Spend the money on waggy and finding another right back when Connelly goes in Jan. Keep chipping away at that dead wood pls. . .

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  • September 30, 2013 at 18:52
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    his hearts not been in it for a while and lets face it he has been really poor so far this term, dont think we will be getting anything like the sort of money being talked about, depends how he performs i guess, bet we dont get more than 300k.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 18:59
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    Tara old chap thanks for your contribution last season as your form (between injuries) helped to keep us in this division so for that i thank you james, good luck at wolves and as i said in the previous artickle please dont f*** this deal up for all of us yourself included.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 19:02
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    Great news, A one trick pony that we dont need, league one is his level.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 21:00
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    JH has been out of form for ages, and would definitely question is commitment this season for us, so I think this is the best move for both parties.

    Fingers crossed we can get rid of some more dead wood, and find some funds to sign Waghorn. He looks a really hungry and Millwall type of player. COYL

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    • September 30, 2013 at 21:55
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      @jhodges: I would swap Waghorn for Henry any day. As for Wright, KJ dropped him so I can't see him signing him for wolves.

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      • October 1, 2013 at 09:09
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        @glyngo: It would take a darn site more than a Henry (more like 3 Henrys) to secure Waghorn, and the way he is playing his price must be rising.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 21:01
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    JH has been out of form for ages, and would definitely question is commitment this season for us, so I think this is the best move for both parties.
    Fingers crossed we can get rid of some more dead wood, and find some funds to sign Waghorn. He looks a really hungry and Millwall type of player. COYL

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  • September 30, 2013 at 21:10
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    Feeney and Henry out on loan and we won't be taking them back so we'll end up taking what ever is offered. I'm happy with that because if it means we can secure Waghorn and Morison permanently then that's a good deal.
    Henry couldn't cope with the competition as the others have had to do, and fought their way back into the squad, so if he wasn't interested then so long and cheerio.
    Josh Wright....You've seen what happens. Man up or you're next.
    As far as I'm concerned, Derry and Connolly can go back from whence they came also.

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    • September 30, 2013 at 21:56
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      @NICKOLA: I also don't see the need for Derry but think we do need full back cover so Connolly should stay.

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      • September 30, 2013 at 22:20
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        Back-up yes but there are better right backs than Connolly.

        @glyngo:

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  • October 1, 2013 at 00:41
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    As others have said Lomas does need to explain himself as most Millwall fans had sussed that Henry had no great commitment to our club. Was dubious about joining us from Reading and only left there when he saw he would have no way of getting into their team.
    Now he has dropped a division in the hope that Wolves will cruise past us.
    We probably used him as much as he used us and it says something about him that his lack of goals per chances meant he did not secure a move further up the leagues.
    Keogh could be next and Trotter would jump at leaving if a bigger team comes in for him--Trotter believes he is also bigger than us

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  • October 1, 2013 at 00:56
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    Never one of my favourites. More about "The James Henry Project" than Millwall FC.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 07:21
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    To be honest he is absolutely s***. He was great in leauge 1 and decent in our first season back, he had potential but he gave up a long time ago, it's like he's forgotten how to play, I wouldn't be surprised if Kenny takes him on loan and goes no thanks mate.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 08:11
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    as much as i like Jack Smith im sure he is the next one to go - Swindon maybe?

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  • October 1, 2013 at 08:21
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    JUST SHOWS YOU HOW FAR THE MILLWALL SQUAD HAVE COME IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS IF THIS COWBOY WAS OUR HOPE OF WINNING THE CUP SEMI FINAL ........ ADIOS AMIGOOOO

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  • October 2, 2013 at 23:17
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    Oh we'll that's 15k a week we have to spend on others eh James

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