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Henderson extends Coventry loan

Jordan Henderson (Getty)
Jordan Henderson has helped Coventry beat the Championship top two

Coventry City winger Jordan Henderson has extended his loan stay at the Ricoh until the end of the league season.

The original 28-day loan deal had expired for the Sunderland teenager, but he has now signed until 3 May.

"I'm over the moon playing first-team football," he told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire. "I'm extending my contract until the end of the season.

"The manager's different class. They've a good chairman. There's a great team spirit and I'm loving every minute."

The 18-year-old winger has impressed since arriving from the north-east, having started five of Coventry's last six games, including the two games against Blackburn Rovers.

Henderson, who made his Sunderland debut earlier this season, has only featured twice for the Premier League outfit.

But he has slotted in nicely with the Sky Blues, having helped them to successive home victories over neighbours Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City - and now also Tuesday night's FA Cup scalp Rovers.

That has set up next month's exciting FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea. But first Henderson will have to concentrate on Saturday's trip to Norwich when Chris Coleman's in-form side will be out to extend their current unbeaten five-game run.

The two wins over Wolves and Blues sandwiched a 1-1 draw at Burnley, in which Henderson set up first-half strike, only to be denied by a last-minute equaliser.

Those seven points from three games has helped to lift Coleman's men to within nine of the play-off zone. And, with still 13 games left, in this crazy season when any Championship team appears capable of beating anyone else, the idea of Coventry getting promoted is not entirely fanciful.

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