A new striker wouldn’t get into our team – Henderson

IAN Henderson produced a man-of-the-match performance in Saturday’s impressive 4-1 victory over Oldham Athletic.

IAN Henderson produced a man-of-the-match performance in Saturday’s impressive 4-1 victory over Oldham Athletic.

Henderson headed home his fourth goal of the season, a good haul from just six games, and also earned the penalty which enabled Anthony Wordsworth to net the second of his two goals.

U’s boss John Ward has been searching for a new striker for most of the summer, but he is certainly in no rush to sign one after seeing his side net 14 goals in six league and cup fixtures.

Henderson does not believe a new front-runner would even get into the U’s starting XI at the moment. Kayode Odejayi has led the front-line superbly, and Steven Gillespie is yet to start a game this term.


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“If another striker does come in, then that will only add to the competition for places,” explained Henderson.

“But on the displays at the moment, any new striker wouldn’t be able to get in the team!”

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And referring to his own electric form, Henderson enthused: “I’m easily playing the best football of my career. It’s the most settled that I have been.”

The U’s entertain League Two club Barnet in a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round tie tomorrow evening, with a 7.30pm start.

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