Henry open to Scots call
Millwall's James Henry has refused to rule out representing either England or Scotland at international level.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 09/02/11 2:58pm
Millwall's wing wizard James Henry has refused to rule out representing either England or Scotland at international level.
The 21-year-old has been in dazzling form for the Lions since signing permanently for the London club in the summer, steering the Championship new boys to within touching distance of the play-offs.
Henry is keen to pursue an international future with England, having been born in Reading, but is also eligible to play for Scotland through his parents.
He has played for both countries at Under-19 level and is thought be on the radar of Scotland manager Craig Levein.
The youngster has now told skysports.com that he would consider playing for either nation.
He said: "I'd definitely be open to either option, but being born in England they would be my first choice.
"However, if nothing was happening here then I would have no hesitation in going to play for Scotland instead.
"Quite a few of the current Scotland squad come from England originally and if I was given the chance to play for them then it would be a great honour."
The Lions are in the hunt for back-to-back promotions with just four points separating them from the play-off pack and Henry believes Blackpool's stunning story last season has given a lot of clubs hope of emulating their success.
"It is always difficult to predict at the start of the season because you've not played any games, but I think that we have adapted to this level really well.
"Kenny Jackett has made some great signings and Blackpool's success last season shows that anyone can go up to the Premier League if they are good enough, so why not us?"