Jackett out to keep Henderson

Former Sheffield United striker wanted by Championship rivals

Darius Henderson: Millwall striker is being trailed by a string of Championship clubs

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Millwall manager Kenny Jackett has revealed there have been no bids for Darius Henderson and insisted he hopes it stays that way.

The 30-year-old striker is reportedly being chased by a string of clubs in the Championship that includes Sheffield Wednesday, Wolves, Brighton and Cardiff.

Henderson rattled in 19 goals in just 28 starts but did not feature in the last seven games of the season in which the Lions were unbeaten.

This seems to have given fresh impetus to his suitors about the possibility of snaring him but Jackett is very clear about where he sees the striker's future.

Important

"We have had no bids, calls, inquiries or approaches about him and he is contracted to us for a full season," he told The Star.

"Finding centre-forwards who can score goals at Championship level is a tough, tough job.

"He hit 19 goals at a point in our season when it was very important, when we were struggling for points.

"We were not free-flowing and he was an important outlet. He has come back very fit after working through the summer and that is good to see.

"Hopefully, he will have a good, settled pre-season."