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Dean Henderson Pre Blackpool

15 December 2017

Deano looking forward to playing Blackpool

Shrewsbury Town Goalkeeper Dean Henderson has admitted that he is loving life at Shrewsbury as he prepares for tomorrow’s game against Blackpool.

The Manchester United goalkeeper has become a firm fans favourite since he joined the club on-loan in the summer.

Henderson has been very passionate during games this season and he admits that he feels a real connection with the club.

“I just want to do really well for myself and coming here has allowed me to do really well for the club as well”, said Dean.

“You become a fan in a way and straight away I’ve got a connection with the players, the Town, the Chairman – I get on really well with him – so you are doing it for everyone.

“From my point of view I’ve just got to keep going, keep doing what’s right, preparing for games and then hopefully in the long run that will help the club as well.

“I’m a really passionate lad and I wear my heart on my sleeve no matter where I go, but the Shrewsbury fans have been absolutely outstanding with me and that’s helping me to perform as well.”

Town may have only picked up four points in their last five league games, but they have only conceded one goal in each of those games and Dean believes he is improving as a goalkeeper.

“I can only do my job”, Henderson said.

“Certain times I want to get involved more, but you can’t. You’ve got to do your job, keep the goals out and I’ve been doing that to the best of my ability and it’s nice to be getting recognised.

“It’s difficult for me because I haven’t been used to playing this amount of games, but every week you’ve got to get ready for games, train well and I feel really good in myself.”

This weekend Town face a very attacking Blackpool side and whilst Henderson believes it will be a tough game, he is hopeful of getting back to winning ways.

“They are going to be really good going forward but hopefully we can open them up”, said Dean.

“It’s going to be a tough game like all of them are but I feel like we are going to hit form in the next week and I’m hoping the tides going to turn.

“We’ve got two home games coming up and our home form has been really good, so we are going to go at them and really give them a very tough game.”

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