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Henderson wants to rack up the goals

24 September 2012

Sky Blues loan midfielder is keen to help the Sky Blues' cause during loan spell

New Sky Blues loan signing Conor Henderson says he hopes to be able to help the Sky Blues' cause by chipping in with a few goals.

The 21-year-old, on a 93-day loan from Premier League outfit Arsenal, made his home debut for City after just 20 minutes, coming on for the injured Steven Jennings in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Carlisle.

And while the youngster said it was a shame about the weekend result, which also saw boss Mark Robins mark his first game in charge at the club, he said he was confident it would only take one positive result to turn City's fortunes around.

"It was nice for me to get on on Saturday. The manager said he would be starting me on the bench so to play a larger part in the game than I though I would was good but was just a shame about the result," he said.

"I didn't manage to get into any scoring positions on Saturday but hopefully I can score a few goals while I'm here. There's good players here that want to do well and I don't think it will take long to turn it around.

"It's still early days at the moment, we're not even out of September yet and there's alot of football to be played so as soon as one result goes our way the rest will start coming."

The Republic of Ireland Under 21 international also spoke about his reasoning for coming to the club as well as commenting on manager Robins' likening of him to West Brom captain Chris Brunt.

"Brunt's not got a bad left foot to be fair so I'll take that. But seriously this is a massive club with a massive stadium and in my opinion it's one that should be playing at at least Championship level.

"This is my first loan move away from Arsenal so hopefully I can get some games, stay fit and help the club."

Speaking of his time at the Emirates, he also spoke about his experiences of working with Arsene Wenger's first team in training.

"I'd probably pick out Tomas Rosicky as a player I look up to because I really like the way he plays. He's quick on the ball, he's very intelligent and he's been at Arsenal the entire time I've been there so to train with a player like that is always a big help."

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