Defender wants more goals

Boro defender Ronnie Henry believes he should be getting more goals after getting his first of the season against Eastbourne Borough on Tuesday evening. Henry s header midway through the second half put the seal on a comfortable victory for Graham Westle

Boro defender Ronnie Henry believes he should be getting more goals after getting his first of the season against Eastbourne Borough on Tuesday evening.

Henry's header midway through the second half put the seal on a comfortable victory for Graham Westley's men but the 25-year-old hopes he can weigh in with his far share of goals this season from right back.

"I've got licence to get forward so I should be getting more goals," Henry told The Comet. "I've played a lot at right back now and I do like being able to get forward.

"I feel that I'm growing into that position. At first it was difficult but I know that I'm decent on the ball and I've got good energy so it is probably my best position."


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Henry initially started out as a centre half but Westley decided the former Tottenham trainee's drive and sense of purpose would be better utilised down the wing and he hasn't looked back since.

"The manager has put me there and told me that I'm good enough to play there and has shown faith in me to do it and it's paying off," he added.

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Henry was developing an exciting understanding with Lawrie Wilson down the right flank until Wilson suffered that horrific leg break against Rushden & Diamonds.

Henry and his team-mates are determined to ensure Boro are challenging for honours so that Wilson can come back into a successful, winning team.

"Lawrie and me were getting on well together down the right hand side and we will miss him because he's a quality player," added Henry. "I suppose every win is for him and hopefully he can get back sooner rather than later and help us be successful."

Boro travel to Mansfield this weekend hoping to build on their recent run of good form but Henry knows that Field Mill has become one of the most difficult away trips in the division since David Holdsworth took over there.

However, Henry is sure that Boro can get a decent result there.

"Every game is tough in this league but, with the belief and the quality of players that we've got, I'm sure that we can go there and get a positive result.

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