James Henry (footballer)

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James Henry
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Henry playing for Millwall against Hearts.
Personal information
Full name James Henry[1]
Date of birth (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Reading, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Reading 10 (0)
2007 Nottingham Forest (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2008 Bournemouth (loan) 11 (4)
2008 Norwich City (loan) 3 (0)
2009 Millwall (loan) 16 (3)
2009 Millwall (loan) 9 (5)
2010–2014 Millwall 121 (10)
2013 Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 11 (4)
2014– Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 (6)
National team
2004 Scotland U16 2 (0)
2007 England U18 1 (0)
2007– Scotland U19 ? (?)
2007–2008 England U19 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:23, 3 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 January 2011

James Henry (born 10 June 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a right winger or as a central midfielder for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Career[edit]

Reading[edit]

Henry was born in Reading. Having grown up in Woodley, attending Waingels College which has sport facilities,[2] and started his playing career at local club, Woodley Saints.[3] Henry, a right winger who has also played centre midfield, has risen through Reading's youth academy and signed a one-year professional contract with Reading in June 2006. He missed most of the 2005–06 season with a cruciate knee injury. Following limited first team opportunities during Reading's first season in the Premier League, on 22 March 2007 he joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the 2006–07 season,[4] yet returned to Reading after just three weeks after failing to make an impact.[citation needed] Henry played in just one match, coming on as a late substitute.

Henry finally made his debut for Reading on 24 September 2007, coming on in the 80th minute of a 4–2 home defeat to Liverpool in the third round of the League Cup.[5]

On 2 November 2007 Henry joined Bournemouth on loan until 8 December[6] (later extended to 3 January 2008[7]), and scored two goals on his debut for the club a day later, in a 2–0 victory at Bristol Rovers.[8] He also scored in a 1–1 draw between Bournemouth and Hartlepool.[9] He made another loan move on 31 January 2008, this time joining Championship side Norwich City for three months,[10] but the loan was cut short on 17 March 2008 due to Reading's concern at Henry's lack of first team action with Norwich.[11]

On 5 March 2008, Henry signed a contract extension with Reading to July 2010.[12]

Henry scored his first competitive goal for Reading on his full debut, on 12 August 2008, with the opening goal in a 2–1 win over Dagenham and Redbridge in the League Cup first round.[13] He scored again in the next round as Reading thrashed Luton 5–1.[14] Then in the next round against Stoke City, he scored twice to bring his tally for that League Cup campaign to four. The game finished 2–2 however and Henry missed a vital penalty in the shootout as Reading lost.[15]

Henry made his full league debut for Reading on 9 December 2008 against Blackpool, replacing the suspended Jimmy Kébé on the right wing.

Millwall[edit]

Henry playing for Millwall against Crystal Palace.

Henry moved on loan to Millwall on 14 March 2009 on a one month emergency loan, Henry went on to score a cracking 35-yard strike in the last minute to gain a 1–1 draw with Swindon Town on his home debut, and followed by a penalty away at Cheltenham.

On 10 June, new Reading manager Brendan Rodgers told the local press "I wanted to take James to Chelsea when he was 16. I felt he was a big talent and still is. I thought being around big players and coming into that environment would be a big help in developing his game, but he made the right choice in the end."[16]

On 10 September 2009, Millwall signed Henry on loan for his second spell with the club until the end of the year.[17] On 3 October, Henry scored a hat-trick against Tranmere Rovers for Millwall.[18] He then went on to score the stoppage time winner in a 2- 1 victory over Colchester with a long range free kick at The Den. His loan spell finished when he was injured, and he returned to Reading.

On 28 July 2010, Henry signed for Millwall on a permanent basis, signing a three-year contract.[19] On his home debut against Hull City, he set up all four goals in a 4–0 victory.[20] He scored his first goal for Millwall after signing permanently against Scunthorpe United, in a 3–0 win.

Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit]

Henry playing for Wolves in April 2014

On 1 October 2013 Henry moved on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers of League One, where he reunited with his former Millwall manager Kenny Jackett. His loan lasted until January 2014 but was with a view to it becoming a permanent transfer.[21] Henry scored four times during 13 loan appearances for the club, before it was announced on 31 December 2013 that a permanent two-and-a-half year deal would be confirmed when the January transfer window opened.[22]

International career[edit]

Henry has played for Scotland U19s (for whom he qualifies through his parents) and England U18s, and was called up to the England U19 squad on 11 September 2007.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 January 2014[24]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 7 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 11 4
2009–10 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2006–07 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bournemouth (loan) 2007–08 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4
Norwich City (loan) 2007–08 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Millwall (loan) 2008–09 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
Millwall (loan) 2009–10 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5
Millwall 2010–11 42 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 46 5
2011–12 39 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 45 0
2012–13 34 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 39 5
2013–14 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2013–14 11 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 13 4
Career total 183 25 12 1 13 4 1 0 209 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pearce and Henry must perform". Reading Post. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Woodley Saints History". 2 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "James Henry joins Forest in loan switch". Reading F.C. 22 March 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2007. 
  5. ^ "Clockwatch: Reading 2–4 Liverpool". Reading F.C. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Cherries Finalise Loan Swoop". A.F.C. Bournemouth. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2007. 
  7. ^ "Trio extend loan stints". Reading F.C. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2007. 
  8. ^ "Bristol Rovers 0–2 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 3 November 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Hartlepool 1–1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 18 November 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  10. ^ "Royals duo make City loan". Reading F.C. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  11. ^ "Henry back after Norwich loan". Reading F.C. 17 March 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2008. 
  12. ^ "Henry signs until 2010". Reading F.C. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2008. 
  13. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 1–2 Reading". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  14. ^ "Reading 5–1 Luton". BBC Sport. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  15. ^ "Stoke 2–2 Reading (aet)". BBC Sport. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Reading boss: Henry is ready to explode". Reading Post. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  17. ^ "Millwall re-sign Henry on loan". BBC Sport. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  18. ^ "Millwall 5–0 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  19. ^ http://www.millwallfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10367~2104397,00.html
  20. ^ http://www.millwallfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10367~2122493,00.html Millwall 4 Hull 0
  21. ^ "James Henry: Wolves' Kenny Jackett brings in Millwall loan man". BBC Sport. 1 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "James Henry: Wolves to sign Millwall winger permanently". BBC Sport. 31 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Henry nets England call-up". Reading F.C. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2007. 
  24. ^ James Henry career stats at Soccerbase

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