York City boss speeds Henderson’s exit

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LIAM Henderson has left York City after an agreement was reached over the remainder of his contract.

The 23-year-old forward, who has been farmed out to Gainsborough and Gateshead this season, has left Bootham Crescent after making only seven appearances, including four from the bench, since joining the Minstermen in the summer of 2011.

Henderson scored one goal in that time and City boss Gary Mills, having transfer-listed the former Watford striker at the start of this season, has now decided to release him.

Mills said: “His performances have not been good enough. That might sound blunt, but it’s fact.

“It’s not worked out and that’s been frustrating for him and me. What’s happened is, without doubt, the best thing for both parties as he wasn’t going to play for me this season.

“He’s got a chance now to find another club. Whether that’s Gateshead, which is where he lives, we’ll have to wait and see.”

Former City striker Richard Brodie, meanwhile, has joined Blue Square Bet Premier table-toppers Grimsby Town on loan, despite Mills suggesting yesterday he might be interested in his services.

Mills did, however, also harbour reservations about bringing Brodie back to Bootham Crescent and added: “I was interested in Richard Brodie, but Grimsby have gone in for him and he’s made a decision straight away, which is fine.

“We’ve got a couple of players on our radar, as was Richard, but if I had been completely 100 per cent sure about bringing him back, I’m sure he would be here now.

“It was a big decision to make and, if I wasn’t 100 per cent sure, that probably means it wouldn’t have been the right thing to do.”

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11:47am Sat 5 Jan 13

alimount says...

Gary's right, he was rubbish.
I see Zebroski has been released from Cheltenham, always rated him, plays in Mills' favourite position too.
Gary's right, he was rubbish. I see Zebroski has been released from Cheltenham, always rated him, plays in Mills' favourite position too. alimount
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11:57am Sat 5 Jan 13

ian923 says...

We won't miss Henderson as we hardly saw him but to me he never looked good enough for the Conference even.At least his wages have been freed up.I take it Gateshead are not going to buy Bullock and Blanchett is well in the background. Brodie may have caused unrest here but hope Grimsby don't get promoted over Wrexham who were so unlucky last season not to come up.Let's hope we get 3 points again today and a good performance.
We won't miss Henderson as we hardly saw him but to me he never looked good enough for the Conference even.At least his wages have been freed up.I take it Gateshead are not going to buy Bullock and Blanchett is well in the background. Brodie may have caused unrest here but hope Grimsby don't get promoted over Wrexham who were so unlucky last season not to come up.Let's hope we get 3 points again today and a good performance. ian923
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11:58am Sat 5 Jan 13

OLD - HEAD says...

The signing of Henderson on a two year contract was probably one of our worst ever transfer deals. Seven appearances is a very poor return for the faith that GM showed in him. More homework needs to be done in future.
The signing of Henderson on a two year contract was probably one of our worst ever transfer deals. Seven appearances is a very poor return for the faith that GM showed in him. More homework needs to be done in future. OLD - HEAD
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12:07pm Sat 5 Jan 13

YO1 says...

Brodie would have been a better bet than at least half the signings GM was 100% sure about, including Henderson.

Didn't act quick enough in my opinion. I don't see too many strikers available right now and last seasons signings in January were pretty awful. I hope GM pulls something out of the bag because missing out on a transfer target through lack of effort is a poor show.
Brodie would have been a better bet than at least half the signings GM was 100% sure about, including Henderson. Didn't act quick enough in my opinion. I don't see too many strikers available right now and last seasons signings in January were pretty awful. I hope GM pulls something out of the bag because missing out on a transfer target through lack of effort is a poor show. YO1
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12:09pm Sat 5 Jan 13

duffy says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
The signing of Henderson on a two year contract was probably one of our worst ever transfer deals. Seven appearances is a very poor return for the faith that GM showed in him. More homework needs to be done in future.
And we probably paid most of his wages even when he was on loan and it looks like its cost us again just to get rid of him. Terrible signing.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: The signing of Henderson on a two year contract was probably one of our worst ever transfer deals. Seven appearances is a very poor return for the faith that GM showed in him. More homework needs to be done in future.[/p][/quote]And we probably paid most of his wages even when he was on loan and it looks like its cost us again just to get rid of him. Terrible signing. duffy
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12:51pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Charles Longbottom says...

For all the criticism, he did score the equalising goal, and earn us a point, at Mansfield on Boxing Day 2011 and I'll be grateful for that.
Thank you Liam
For all the criticism, he did score the equalising goal, and earn us a point, at Mansfield on Boxing Day 2011 and I'll be grateful for that. Thank you Liam Charles Longbottom
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3:39pm Sat 5 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

if as G,M says Brodie would have been a York player had he wanted him to be i seriously hope there is a worthwhile striking option out there who we can attract and afford cos they are pretty hard to come by specially on our limited budget,we arnt going to get Matt or Tubbs etc as has sometimes been suggested as signings on here.
if as G,M says Brodie would have been a York player had he wanted him to be i seriously hope there is a worthwhile striking option out there who we can attract and afford cos they are pretty hard to come by specially on our limited budget,we arnt going to get Matt or Tubbs etc as has sometimes been suggested as signings on here. YoRkIe59
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