Hendo hopes hat-trick has helped his cause

COLCHESTER United Ian Henderson hopes he’s given the manager a timely reminder of his talents with a hat-trick in a 4-1 closed-doors friendly win at Watford.

Playing as the lead striker in Tuesday night’s match, Henderson twice lobbed the keeper before finishing a cool one-on-one. Anthony Wordsworth, who played as the supporting striker, scored the other.

Henderson, who has not started a first team game since the 3-0 home defeat to Huddersfield towards the start of last month, said: “It was like I was the big man, playing up front on my own! That’s where I learned my trade as a young player and I really enjoyed it.

“I just hope I’ve put myself in the manager’s thoughts.”

– For full interview, see Friday’s EADT.


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