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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 20th June 2018

Alex Henshall signs for Quakers

Alex Henshall signs for Quakers

 Darlington have today signed winger Alex Henshall from Nuneaton Town.Alex, 24, began his caree...


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Darlington have today signed winger Alex Henshall from Nuneaton Town.

Alex, 24, began his career at Swindon Town, and turned down approaches from Manchester United and Liverpool in order to sign for Manchester City.

He had four years at City without breaking into the first team, and had loan spells at Chesterfield, Bristol Rovers and Ipswich before joining Ipswich on a permanent basis.

He then went on to play for Kilmarnock, Margate, and Braintree before joining Nuneaton in the summer of 2017, when he joined forces with then-manager Tommy Wright.

Alex has also been capped for England Under 16s and Under 17s.

“He’s a very exciting player, and it was a great pleasure to work with him when we are at Nuneaton together,” said Tommy, who is delighted to sign him for a second time. “Because of the way he runs with the ball, he is lightning quick and unplayable at times.

“He is exactly what we need as a team, and he will add to our options up front. He’ll put chances on a plate for our strikers.”

We would like to welcome Alex to the club, and wish him all the best during his stay with us.