Date: 8th February 2007 at 9:11pm
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Wayne Hennessey is looking at continuing his record as the best ever start a Stockport County goalkeeper has made on Saturday in the game against Mansfield Town at Edgeley Park.

Hennessey has come into the team and kept five straight clean sheets in the games against Boston, Peterborough, Wycombe, Wrexham and Hereford – and how ironic that those five straight clean sheets were five straight wins.

It just goes to show what a difference a good keeper makes to a team, knowing that even if you don’t score you will get a point if you keep a clean sheet.

And Hennessey took his success abroad on Tuesday night, when he played about 70 minutes of the Wales Under 21’s 4-0 victory over Northern Ireland.

Wales Under 21 boss Brian Flynn, see’s Hennessey’s loan at County a key to his future success – especially after a recent bad injury.

‘Wayne has had a tough time over the last couple of years. He has bad injuries and has only just started playing again. I made sure I kept in touch with him, I have visited him at Wolves’ training ground and made sure he knew of our concern and support.’

It took County to give Hennessey his chance, as he was looking at the fourth/fifth choice goalkeeping spot at Wolves.

‘Now he is back playing and doing really well. I have seen him twice recently at Stockport and he has been outstanding. He has managed five clean sheets and everyone is very pleased with him.

‘He was certainly one of the young players that John Toshack rated very highly when he first saw him as a 17 year-old. He has a great chance of making it to a good level in the game and obviously we see him as potentially a senior squad goalkeeper for the future.’

So again it looks like Wolves have got a future star on their hands. They’ve let us borrow O’Connor and Gleeson who were both fantastic, and now we’ve got Hennessey.

Here is hoping that Hennessey will continute to build on his success, and will return to Wolves with a promotion on his CV – and maybe he will go back never conceding a goal? Here’s hoping!

 

2 Replies to “Welsh Hennessey is a hit at County!”

  • If he is still 4th or 5th choice at Wolves, I wonder how much he would cost and how much he would like to be signed up to a League 1 club going places next season? Could we dream of signing him up permanently?

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