Why Chris Henderson left Leiston to join King’s Lynn Town

PUBLISHED: 13:14 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:14 01 October 2018

New King's Lynn Town signing Chris Henderson during his time with Lowestoft Town. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

New King's Lynn Town signing Chris Henderson during his time with Lowestoft Town. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

Shirley D Whitlow

New King’s Lynn Town signing Chris Henderson wants to lead the club’s play-off charge following his arrival from Leiston.

The 28-year-old signed from Leiston at the weekend on a two-year deal and could make his debut in this evening League Cup clash against Peterborough Sports.

However, it is in the league that Henderson wants to have the biggest impact as the Linnets look to turn round a dismal start to the season that cost Simon Clark his job and led to Robbie Back and Neil Fryatt being appointed joint managers.

“I’ve always been at clubs where we are challenging for titles, cups and in and around the play-offs and that’s the target coming here,” he said.

“I could have probably signed for a club that’s higher in the table but I think this club will be higher come the end of the season.

“That’s the draw – I want to be challenging for the play-offs. I don’t think there’s too much to be worried about in the league.

“I would like to think with what we’ve got here that we will push right up the table.”

Henderson has a promotion from step three under his belt from his time with Lowestoft, who Lynn have plundered in recent seasons as they look to mount a promotion campaign.

Henderson will therefore have plenty of familiar faces having played with the likes of Ryan Jarvis, Frazer Blake-Tracy and Rory McAuley during his time at Crown Meadow.

“It’s not going to take too long to settle in and a lot of the players are based in and around Norwich,” he told the club’s Youtube channel. “Usually when you join a club you have to get to know the club and that can take a bit of time to settle in but that’s not the case here.”

Henderson has been on Lynn’s radar for several years and the forward admitted he came close to joining last summer after holding talks with then manager Ian Culverhouse. It seems that a meeting with chairman Stephen Cleeve proved the deciding factor this time around.

“I’ve met the chairman in the past few days and I’ve been impressed with the vision he’s got,” he said. “I’m happy that I’m finally here. I know the club is fourth bottom but it doesn’t really reflect the quality we’ve got in that dressing room. I firmly believe we will turn it round.”

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