New Tiger Henshaw has point to prove against Heanor

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Worksop v Garforth Worksop Orange and black Strip and Garforth Purple and White. Worksop No 4 Ross Henshaw
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Worksop Town defender Ross Henshaw will be out to prove a point against his former employers Heanor Town on Saturday.

The defender is out to get one over on those he so recently called his team-mates, having made the switch from the Lions to the Tigers.

And although he’s a man of few words, Henshaw will give his new colleagues plenty of insight into what they can expect from Heanor at Sandy Lane this weekend.

Henshaw has slotted into Worksop’s back five impressively, helping Tigers keep clean sheets in each of his first three games.

But Wednesday night saw the streak broken, when a mix-up between the 24-year-old centre-half and keeper Jon Stewart allowed Garforth Town to snatch a late equaliser, and leave Sandy Lane with a point.

While Henshaw was visibly disappointed with the result, he was brimming with positivity over his decision to join Tigers.

“I’m enjoying it, I should have come at the start of pre-season to be fair.”

“I like the way they play football.”

“I wasn’t enjoying my football at Heanor, that got round and Mark got in touch and I thought it was the right move for me – the style of football suits me down to a tee.”

“The reason I’ve come is to get time on the ball, I always want it, and when I get it there’s always an option.”

“I’ve settled right in (to the back five), they’re good players and Jon (Stewart) is a brilliant goalkeeper.”

Arriving at a club, towards the business end of the season, and stepping straight into a title challenge must be exciting for a young player.

Henshaw agrees: “It is exciting.”

“It puts a bit of pressure on me, but I can handle it.”

Adding to the pressure is this Saturday’s contest against the team he left earlier this month, when Henshaw will want to show Heanor what he can do.

He’ll also want to share his inside knowledge of the NCEL Premier’s eighth-placed team, in the Worksop dressing room.

He said: “They’re a big strong side, quick up top, but a bit shaky at the back at times.”

“It’ll be a tough game.”

“I’ve a big point to prove and hopefully we can get a win.”