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Aldershot's Stephen Henderson eager to impress on loan

Stephen Henderson
Henderson is a former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international

New Aldershot goalkeeper Stephen Henderson says he is excited about first team football after spending time on the bench at Bristol City.

The 21-year-old has dropped two leagues to take up a one-month loan deal at the Recreation Ground, having failed to play for City this season.

Henderson told BBC Surrey: "I'm at that point of my career where I need to play, so it's a good chance for me.

"It has been a bit frustrating, and now it's just about doing the best I can."

The move reunites Henderson with central defender Chris Blackburn.

Henderson explained: "I played with Chris at Weymouth for six months so I know him quite well, and we've played a lot of games together so straight a way that's a bonus for me."

Henderson has already played at the Recreation Ground, including for Weymouth at the end of the 2007/2008 season when the Shots finished as champions, and the Terras needed a point to stay up.

"It was a great night and a great atmosphere, and a bit weird. Their emotions were very different to us. It was a brilliant day for both sets of fans," Henderson said.



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Shots sign Robins keeper on loan
01 Feb 10 |  Aldershot
Bristol City sign keeper Collis
25 Jan 10 |  Bristol City
Knight relishes Shots opportunity
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