Stephen Henderson joins Chartlon on a free

HendersonCharlton  Athletic  have completed the signing of former West Ham goalkeeper  Stephen Henderson on a free transfer.

The former Hammer has signed a 3 year contract with Addicks saying “I’m very excited and can’t wait to get started, I’m delighted to get it done. It was a pretty sharp move and I’m very happy to be here.” on Charlton’s official website.

Back in March 2012, Henderson joined  West Ham on an emergency loan from Portsmouth until the end of the season.

He was unused substitute for the 2012 Football League Championship play-off Final, a result that ensured West Ham made an immediate return to the Premier League.In May 2012, Henderson joined West Ham permanently on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

He made his first team debut for West Ham on 28 August 2012 against Crewe Alexandra in the League Cup. West Ham won the match 2–0. He joined Championship club Ipswich Town on a three-month loan in October 2012 and made his debut in a 2–1 defeat at Hull City on 20 October. He made 16 appearances for Ipswich, and re-signed for the club on loan for the rest of the season on 31 January 2013.He was recalled to West Ham on 21 March 2013.

In October 2013 Henderson signed for Bournemouth on a three-month loan as cover for the suspended first choice goalkeeper Ryan Allsop and the injured second choice goalkeeper, Darryl Flahavan. In the second game of his loan spell, an away game against Nottingham Forest, Henderson dislocated his shoulder after colliding with Forest’s Simon Cox. He returned to West Ham for treatment for the injury which was expected to keep him out of football for six months.

Henderson was believed to have earned £20,000 per week at West Ham had a year remaining on his contract worth £1m. The usual practice to pay up 75% of that so he may have walked away from a £750,000 golden handshake.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter