McLeish: Striker Henderson will make "big impact" at Forest

© Alan Stanford
© Alan Stanford

NOTTINGHAM Forest boss Alex McLeish is looking for new signing Darius Henderson to make a "big impact" following his move from Millwall.

Henderson's switch to the City Ground has now officially been confirmed by both clubs after the 31-year-old passed a medical and signed a contract with Forest until the end of the season.

McLeish told his club's official site: "I think he's a handful. We want to try and get more crosses into the box and obviously we have Dexter Blackstock – but I think it’s right to have four strikers.

"If we can rotate them all to good effect there’s no reason why Darius can’t make a big impact, as he has done over the last couple of seasons at Millwall."

Lions manager Kenny Jackett says he is committed to drafting in reinforcements after sanctioning the striker's exit on what is a believed to have been a free transfer.

NewsAtDen understands that Henderson had been Millwall's top earner on a deal worth around £15,000-a-week and Jackett is keen to redistribute that money on several new signings.

Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi added: "We are delighted to have brought a player of Darius' experience to the club.

"He knows all about the Championship and has also played at the highest level in England as well and I've no doubts he will be a great addition to Alex McLeish's squad."

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19 thoughts on “McLeish: Striker Henderson will make "big impact" at Forest

  • January 24, 2013 at 19:42
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    15k a week is a lot of money for someone as injury prone as Henderson when you consider Morison was on 8k and with the court case looming he could be the richest bloke on B wing!!!!. Looking forward to seeing who we're getting in. Come on you Lions!!!!!!

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  • January 24, 2013 at 19:44
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    Get on with it then k.j i am glad he gone,seen him few tikmes jthis season and hasnt impressed me at all,we need a proven scorer at this level and get a.smith signiture! Great player..ive heard we goin in for dj campbell..bring it on

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  • January 24, 2013 at 19:45
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    Get on with it then k.j i am glad he gone,seen him few tikmes jthis season and hasnt impressed me at all,we need a top scorer at this level and get a.smith signiture! Great player..ive heard we goin in for dj campbell..bring it on

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  • January 24, 2013 at 19:48
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    If Morrison was on 8k, we should've offered him 15 to stay!

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    • January 24, 2013 at 19:49
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      I believe we did offer more money but he wanted the chance to play in the Premiership - who knows, might be back soon!

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  • January 24, 2013 at 20:01
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    the only impact henderson will make is his fat a*** on a cushion on the bench when he's injured again

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  • January 24, 2013 at 20:43
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    How anyone can compare Hendo to Morison is beyond me. Could never question Morison's heart but I'm surprised he's playing above Championship level - does not have genuine ability. Hendo was too clever for us, none of OUR players could work out how to play with him (except the loanees!).

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    • January 24, 2013 at 21:12
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      Sorry mate - Morison used to win us games on his own at times. And as for Hendo was too clever for us - what in persuading us to give him 15k a week???? Henderson was a decent Championship striker when fit and when he could be bothered - I don't think they were ever trying to find out if he had a welsh aunty!!!!

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      • January 24, 2013 at 21:32
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        True - but he needed 10 chances to convert.

        He obviously did something right but I can honestly say I don't know what (obviously apart from scoring goals). Attitude worse than Hendo's too.

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        • January 24, 2013 at 22:17
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          I must admit, never got the feeling that Morison bought into what Millwall was about, but
          then I thought Wood had and look what happened there! Ultimately, I'd rather give Morison 15k a week than Henderson. I wouldn't be unhappy if Morison came back.

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  • January 24, 2013 at 20:47
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    It'll prove good business if we can get someone in permanently and hendo does eff all for em, bit of a shame with timing of it though, we struggle to get someone in pre season so god knows what panic buy we'll get in 6 days and now everyone knows how much money we have available the prices will keep going up, but yes I'm sure KJ will get it right and hope the board try just as hard on his other target/s as they did for wood as KJ really deserves it.

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  • January 24, 2013 at 22:58
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    Funny how Henderson is due to make his debut for Forest at the weekend!!! Mind your foot Hendo!!!!!

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  • January 24, 2013 at 23:34
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    Never a team player missing for the winning run last season not scored since Nov........... F*** off and close the door behind you......... Ps tell Forest you take a mean penalty

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  • January 25, 2013 at 06:34
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    I can't understand why they wanted to sign a player who COULD be doing pokey in two months time. Hendo must be pretty confident of walking from that. Personally I hope we get a younger player to replace him, KJ is building for the future and our prolonged presence in the Championship, players 30+ can't really contribute long term.

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  • January 25, 2013 at 09:43
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    Remember going to Reading away, first game of last season and getting quite excited with how Hendo and Marquis teamed up (think they both scored as well). Ashame that combination never got going. Also thought Hendo and Woods built up a good partnership earlier this season.
    On his day Hendo is a very good player, but those days seem to be getting further and further apart. Puffer must have someone lined up to let him go, cos we can't be relying on Batt and N'Guessan for the rest of the season!!!

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  • January 25, 2013 at 12:45
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    Shame we can't get a few quid for him. After all he did cost us a few bob, £150k if I remember.
    Wish him all the best though except for home game v forest of course!?

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  • January 25, 2013 at 13:06
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    How on earth did Henderson pass a medical ?

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  • January 25, 2013 at 13:48
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    because he was never injured!!!

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