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“As a senior pro, I want to advise where I can. Work hard and hopefully help us win some games,” Coventry City’s Darius Henderson.

11 March 2016

Darius Henderson has revealed that the Sky Blues have to execute the 'ugly' parts of football well against Blackpool on Saturday...

The Sky Blues signed Darius Henderson in early February and the 6ft 4’ striker has made three appearances in League One since. 

The 34-year old was acquired by Tony Mowbray to provide a dynamism to his attacking line, with Henderson being famed for his presence and aerial threat in the opposition box.

With Mowbray’s men in a poor run of form, the forward will be looking to make an impact on the starting XI and has revealed that given a chance, he will be ready take his opportunity.

“I don’t think there is any doubt that I have come here to add another dynamic to the side. Over my career, I have been dominant in both boxes and I’ll look to continue to be that. 

“I’ll be patient and continue to work hard, if called upon I will be ready,” Henderson commented. 

The Sky Blues have dropped out of the play-off places for the first time this season, having conceded four straight defeats in League One dating back to February 27th.

Henderson is hoping to inspire a change of fortune at Coventry, as he made a bright contribution from the bench against Shrewsbury midweek.

Henderson added: “Very disappointed with the result, having said that it was one of the best [team] performances since I have been here. 

“The first-half I thought we played well, got an early goal. A couple of mistakes got them back in to it and it was uphill from there.

“It is fine lines in football, to win or lose a game. At the moment it isn’t quite going for us. It’s more the belief, keep the belief that we can win games.

“It’s a squad game, a team game - we are all here to help one another. We have to do the ugly things better. We have to believe as a group of lads that we can turn this bad form around.”

Looking toward the weekend’s League One fixture with Blackpool, Henderson is keen for his side to build on the positives from midweek - having had 21 shots on the Shrewsbury goal and created a multitude of goal scoring opportunities.  

Henderson finished by saying: “You can see that Coventry City are a quick, technical side which the gaffer has instilled in to everyone here.

“There are positives to take from the game, the lads looked sharp. Having said that we lost another game of football, we will be looking to put that right on Saturday. 

“This season Coventry have been fantastic, around the top of the league for large parts. We will be looking to try and regain some of that form coming in to the latter stages of the season.”

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