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Dean Henderson Joins Town

Manchester United youngster joins on a season-long loan deal

10 July 2017

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United.

Henderson, 20, becomes Town’s eighth signing of the summer and the second goalkeeper to join this pre-season.

Dean is highly thought of at Manchester United and spent time on loan at Paul Hurst’s former club Grimsby Town last season.

Dean enjoyed working under Paul at Grimsby and can’t wait to get going.

“I’m delighted to come here and be reunited with Doigy and the Gaffer”, admitted Dean.

“I had a few options, but from my point of the view the interest the Gaffer has shown in me was massive. For the last six months now he's been onto me saying he wants me here this season and being wanted is a great feeling, so I’m really delighted.

“Obviously it’s nice to be wanted but you’ve got to choose the right club for your development. Alan Fettis knows Danny Coyne very well and he says that will be look after me, so hopefully I will keep developing.

“I could have gone to a lot of League Two clubs this year, but I had to show that development and go into the next league. You’ve got to show the progression and I’m obviously delighted to come here.”

Henderson is highly thought of at Manchester United and the 6ft 2inch ‘keeper isn’t short of confidence.

“I like to think I am a bit of an all-rounder”, the Manchester United youngster continued.

“I like to control my area and distribute the ball really well and then I like to think that I can make match-winning saves when needed and save points when I can.”

Dean is already familiar with Shrewsbury having visited the stadium as part Manchester United’s FA Cup squad in 2016 and believes the club has all the facilities he needs to develop.

“Funnily enough I was on the bench when we played in the FA Cup, so I can remember coming here and it was a full house and the fans were really good at supporting the team”, said Dean.

“The ground and the set-up is perfect. Apparently you’ve got a new training ground and everything’s in place for me to keep driving forward and keep getting better and better, so I’m really delighted.”

Dean is now looking forward to meeting up with the squad on Tuesday ahead of a busy pre-season schedule.

“Obviously it’s good to get some games under your belt before the season starts and from looking at the fixtures against Villa, Cardiff and Wolves, there’s some big games”, Henderson said.

“I will be working hard every day in training and hopefully performing well in the games before the season starts. I’ve left no stones unturned, so I’m ready.”

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