DARIUS Henderson is hoping to put behind him the “worst season” of his life after his move to Championship club Millwall for an undisclosed fee yesterday.
The 29-year-old signed a two-year deal at the New Den after a stop-start spell at Bramall Lane that yielded 20 goals in 61 appearances.
With the Blades in League One this season, Henderson’s reported £15,000 per week wage was always likely to be one that United wanted to be rid of.
Henderson, who cost £2 million when he signed from Watford in July 2008 by Kevin Blackwell, had one year left on his contract but was troubled by injury and disciplinary problems last season.
He said he was looking forward to a fresh challenge in London: “I had the worst season of my life last year so all I can do is work hard to make my next one the best one.
“I’m delighted to sign here (Millwall). I have spoken to the manager (Kenny Jackett) and he knows how keen and hungry I am. I want to play well and score goals.”
The Doncaster-born centre-forward did have a good Championship pedigree after three years at Watford.
He could be Millwall’s main attacking option. The Lions’ leading scorer of last season, Steve Morison, has been linked with a move to Premier League new boys Norwich City.
Henderson had stated that he was happy to stay with United. But the club wanted to cut the playing budget, which meant that he and fellow frontman Ched Evans were available for transfer.
The Star understands that his deal includes incentives for goals and appearances as does the fee between the two clubs.
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