Midfielder can't wait to get started at King's Lynn Town
Excited Chris Henderson can’t wait to get started at King’s Lynn Town as he looks to help the club achieve their goal of promotion.
The 28-year-old attacking midfielder admits it was a hard decision to leave Leiston, but being wanted by Lynn was too good an opportunity to miss.
Henderson, who almost joined Lynn under previous boss Ian Culverhouse, is set to make his debut for the club tonight when the Linnets host Peterborough Sports in the Southern League Cup at The Walks.
“I’m happy that I’m finally here,” admitted Henderson after completing his move on Saturday.
“I know the club is fourth bottom but it doesn’t really reflect the quality we’ve got in that dressing room.
“You can tell just by walking around the place what a big club this is. I’m looking forward to playing a small part in getting it back where it belongs.
“I’ve always been at clubs where we are challenging for titles, cups and in and around the play-offs and that’s the target coming here.
“When I left Lowestoft I had a conversation with Ian Culverhouse and was really impressed with him and the club then.
“I hadn’t had much to do with the chairman, but after speaking to him you can’t help but admire his vision for the club.
“I think I can help bring goals, assists and a lot of hard work to the team. Every manager I’ve played for will tell you that I will always give it my best.”
It was at Lowestoft, where he spent six seasons and reached four play-offs, that Henderson’s career blossomed.
The Norwich-based player scored nearly 50 goals from more than 150 appearances with the Trawlerboys before his switch to Leiston.
Prior to appearing for Lowestoft the Bury St Edmunds born 28 year-old had played for Bury Town, Gorleston and Kirkley & Pakefield.
Having made the play-offs four times at Crown Meadow, Henderson firmly believes that Lynn can make a big impact this season.
“The year I won promotion with Lowestoft, the club were 13 points away from the play-offs on New Year’s Day,” he said.
“Nothing is won or lost after seven or eight games and there’s still plenty of points to play for. I don’t think there’s too much to be worried about in the league.
“Last season I played against the likes of Billericay and Dulwich in the Bostick League but with the greatest respect there doesn’t seem to be anything of that quality in this league.”
The midfielder, who was being chased by a number of clubs, believes he will soon settle in at his new surroundings.
“It’s not going to take too long to settle in and a lot of the players are based in and around Norwich,” said Henderson.
“Usually when you join a club you have to get to know the club and that can take a bit of time to settle in but that’s not the case here.
“When I thought about where I was going to go next, knowing a good percentage of the Lynn squad played a big part in my decision.”
Prices for the League Cup fixture have been reduced to: £8 adults, £6 concessions, £4 students (16 and 17) and children under 16 free.