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WILL HENRY PENS NEW DEAL

10 May 2019

Swindon Town are delighted to announce Will Henry has signed a new contract with the club.

The young goalkeeper signs a one-year deal with the club with the option to extend for a second at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Henry spent the majority of the 2018/19 campaign out on-loan gaining valuable experience at Swindon Supermarine and Gloucester City, having previously spent temporary spells at Shrivenham, Dunstable Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough.

The 20-year-old made his Town debut back in 2016 against Rochdale and was the hero in the Football League Trophy when Swindon overcame Oxford on penalties at the County Ground the next season. Since his debut, he has since made ten appearances in a Town shirt.

In 2017, Henry received his first international call-up featuring in the England Under-20 squad that faced Italy and Czech Republic.

Upon signing his new deal, the young stopper said:

“I’m very pleased – I’ve been here four seasons now coming through as a scholar. I’ve really enjoyed it, every high and low, being part of the club.

“I think going out on loan ahs been massive for me this season – it was the season I needed – just to go out and get as much experience as I can, play as many games as I can.

“I think I played around 30 games this season which is the most I’ve had for a couple of years. All three of the loans went really well and I feel much better for it.”

Goalkeeper coach, Steve Mildenhall said:

“Will’s made great progression over the season – for me, mainly due to the fact we sent him out on-loan and got him to play men’s football. I think he’d admit himself that he hasn’t played as much regular football as I think you should do as a young player.

“No matter how important training it is, and it’s hugely important, if you don’t have something at the end of the week to put it into practice in, the real-time moments are the best places to learn.

“The loans he’s had – every time he’s gone – I’ve kept in touch with the managers and they’ve been really happy with him. When he made the step up to the Conference South with Gloucester, when we brought him back they were devastated because he’d been doing so well for them.

“You can see he’s grown as we’ve gone along and those games have really helped him and that is testament to him, wanting to play and be in that environment, and this is just reward for the hard work he’s put in.”


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