Henry out for revenge against Reading

@ Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL winger James Henry is looking to get one over his former club Reading this Saturday after the Lions threw away a two-goal lead against The Royals on the opening day of the season. 

Henry, who recently replaced Liam Feeney on the right side of Kenny Jackett’s midfield, admits he has been frustrated sitting on the sidelines in previous months but is determined to work hard to keep his place.

“I think we owe them one for what happened in the first game of the season so we are going to look for some revenge,” Henry told the club’s official website.

“I’m going to enjoy playing against Reading with them being my old club and they are doing really well – third in the league and five back-to-back wins, so it is going to be a tough game, we know that.

“It’s been a strange season for me. Last year I played in almost every game but Liam [Feeney] has come in and done really well so I have had to fight for my place. I have felt fresh for the last couple of months and for the last three or four games I have felt really good since starting at Southampton.

“I am just looking to kick on now and keep putting in good performances for the team and getting us out of this trouble.”

The 22-year-old also believes the Millwall faithful can significantly aid the Lions’ relegation battle.

He said: “It was nice to see the fans make the long journey to Burnley. We believe in them and we need them to believe in us – it’s a big help for us when there is 10,000 or 12,000 at The Den and it’s rocking.

“Everyone wants the big games and we need to rise to the challenge and as a squad and a team I think we are definitely capable of doing that and we need the fans to get behind us.

“If we keep winning games and playing the way we did against Burnley, then we will pull away from all this trouble.

“It was a fantastic result against Burnley. The whole team played really well and we managed to score three goals which we have been lacking lately and it was a fantastic result away from home.

“We are under no illusions now that we need to build on those three points this Saturday.”

Conor Sefton