Hendo happy to ex­tend his stay

Rochdale Observer - - TRAVEL -

ROCHDALE Foot­ball Club an­nounced that Ian Hen­der­son had signed an ex­ten­sion to his cur­rent con­tract just hours be­fore Satur­day’s vic­tory against Bris­tol Rovers.

The Dale cap­tain penned a deal, which sees him con­tracted to the club un­til the sum­mer of 2020.

Man­ager Keith Hill brought Hendo to Rochdale in Fe­bru­ary 2013 and he has gone on to make 219 ap­pear­ances since then, scor­ing 74 goals.

“To have se­cured my fu­ture for the next two-and-a-half-years is un­be­liev­able,” said Hen­der­son.

‘We met a lit­tle late in my ca­reer – I wish I had met Keith Hill ear­lier’

“As I’ve said pre­vi­ously, I want to see my ca­reer out at this foot­ball club, be­cause I en­joy it here.

“Me and the man­ager are a great match.

“I be­lieve in the phi­los­o­phy of the club and I be­lieve in the man­ager’s style of play.

“We prob­a­bly met a lit­tle late in my ca­reer – I wish I had met him ear­lier but fate had it that I met him when I did.

“I will be 35 when this con­tract ex­pires, bring­ing my stay at the club to over seven years.

“I’ve had some un­be­liev­able times at this foot­ball club and there are many more to come.

“I’ve got ul­ti­mate re­spect for Keith Hill, and he has shown a lot of faith in me. I hope to re­pay him again over the next cou­ple of years.”

Ed­die Gar­vey

Rochdale man­ager Keith Hill

Ian Hen­der­son

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