Henry fears suspension could cost him

Ronnie Henry admits he is gutted to be missing a crucial period of the season and fears he may be unable to fight his way back into the side. Henry served the first game of a three-match suspension against Ebbsfleet on Saturday after his sending off ag

Ronnie Henry admits he is "gutted" to be missing a crucial period of the season and fears he may be unable to fight his way back into the side.

Henry served the first game of a three-match suspension against Ebbsfleet on Saturday after his sending off against Northwich Victoria giving Lawrie Wilson the chance to establish himself at right back in his absence.

"I have a bit of banter with Lawrie and I've wished him luck. He had a good game against Ebbsfleet and that is a danger you face when you are suspended - my loss is someone else's gain.

"You want other players to do well but not too well because you want to get back in.


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"It's hard to watch from the sidelines - I obviously want to be out there and play. I'm missing three big games and I'm gutted to be honest."

Henry appealed against the red card after clashing with Northwich striker Kyle Perry but an FA Disciplinary Panel decided to uphold the ban.

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However, the 25-year-old insists he will be ready when Graham Westley calls upon his services again.

"I don't think it was a sending off but that's how football goes and I've got to deal with it and keep myself fit ready for when I'm called on again," he said.

Henry, who skippered Boro to their Trophy triumph in 2007, is desperate to see the club get back to Wembley and is looking for his team-mates to keep their 20-match unbeaten run going.

If Boro avoid defeat on Saturday it will be the longest unbeaten run Boro have been on since becoming a Conference side.

"It would be tremendous to get to Wembley again. I've been there once and it was a great day. All the lads are desperate to get there so I'm sure they will.

"The unbeaten run has been great for the team's confidence and we're going into every game thinking that we are going to win.

"It's a great turnaround from the start of the season and we have to keep that going to get into the play-offs and win the Trophy.

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