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Spain Trip Beneficial For Henry

Reds' Stopper Putting In The Hard Graft With England

15 June 2017

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Town Goalkeeper Will Henry feels he has given himself the best chance possible to head to the UEFA U19 European Championships with England next month.

The 18-year-old has recently returned from a six-day training camp in Spain with the U19’s as Keith Downing’s side get ready for the tournament, which will be hosted by Georgia.

And Henry, who will head to St George’s Park on Friday for another minicamp, is positive about his chances of representing his country at the Euro’s.

“It was very beneficial in terms of my development moving forward because it was my first time experiencing the international stage and being away with my age group for England,” he told exclusively.

“It was very beneficial.

“I feel that I’ve given myself a good chance to be included in the final squad for the Euro’s and I feel like I did well out there.

“I trained well and hopefully I impressed the coaches as well.

“We’ve got two more camps at St George’s Park, which starts on Friday, and I’ve just got to go about it in the same way that I went about the Spain trip.

“I need to work hard, showcase my ability and keep doing what I’m doing at the minute because I seem to be impressing the right people.

“The week in Spain was hard but it wasn’t as hard as it could be and it was about easing us back into the game again.

“The next two camps will probably be a lot tougher physically but there will be a lot of work going into shape and tactics ready for the Euro’s.”

While most players are still away on holiday, Henry has been back in training for the last couple of weeks due to his international commitments and the young keeper feels that will only benefit him when he returns to Town in pre-season.

“It has been a massively beneficial experience, whether I get to the Euro’s or not,” he added.

“I’ve started playing football again early, started training again early and having this international experience will only put me in good stead for, hopefully, a successful season personally and as a team with Swindon.

“I felt sharp after the first couple of days in Spain and I got my hands and feet back into motion, so it is about getting back to Swindon after I’ve finished with England and impressing the new manager and his coaching staff and making sure that I do my bit for the team.”

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