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Rochdale stalwart looks to have a big impact again next season

73 goals in his last five seasons in League One. Ian Henderson. A brilliant goalscorer. 

73 goals in his last five seasons in League One. Ian Henderson. A brilliant goalscorer. 

His 20 goals ensured Rochdale would be playing League One football again next season, without them, they would undoubtedly have been relegated. Brian Barry-Murphy will be looking to sign another striker to relieve some pressure on the striker while building a team around him that can possibly push for the playoffs.

Thankfully for Rochdale, Henderson is 34 and entering his eighth year at Spotland. If he was 10 years younger, the veteran would have a number of clubs chasing him for a sizeable fee. Pretty much any striker in the league would be happy with 20 goals in a season, never mind doing it at 34 years old.

Ethan Hamilton has returned to Man United, so The Dale will be looking to unearth some gems to provide service to Henderson. However, the hardest thing to find in football is a goalscorer – they certainly have that, it’s just about giving him chances. Jamie Walker is looking to leave Wigan, he’s a quick, tricky winger that can put quality deliveries into the right areas.

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