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One to watch: James Henry

1 March 2018

Oxford United winger James Henry is this week’s one to watch ahead of the trip the Kassam Stadium.

The 28-year-old winger began his professional career coming through the ranks at Reading but spent most of his time with the Royals on loan. He spent time at Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, Norwich and twice at Millwall before moving The Den permanently.

It was in South East London between 2010 and 2014 where Henry enjoyed his best years to date, making almost 140 appearances for the club despite a loan spell at Wolves.

The Reading-born man spent three years at Molineux reuniting with Kenny Jackett who he had worked under at Millwall, as well as having a loan spell at Bolton Wanderers before moving to Oxford United on a free transfer last summer.

He was an integral part of the Wolves team that won the League One title in 2014 with a record points tally and remained a regular member of the team over the following two seasons in the Championship.

Internationally, Henry has played for Scotland U19s, for whom he qualifies for due to his parents, and England U18s. He was also called up to the England U19 squad in 2007.

Henry has enjoyed a fine debut season at the U’s, featuring in all but one of the club’s 34 League One matches played so far.

United’s number 17 is second top scorer this season too with 7 goals in all competitions, behind only forward Wes Thomas on 10, who also poses a danger this weekend.

Henry is one of the in-form players in League One despite his team’s form, scoring in three of Oxford’s last games and will be hoping to add to his tally to ease the pressure on caretaker manager Derek Fazackerley.


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