Nicky Henderson

Nicky Henderson
Nicky Henderson
● Nicky Henderson, 1996 (HA)

born in Scotland

Nicholas Sinclair Henderson was born on Saturday, 8th February, 1969, in Edinburgh.

The 5' 10 (11st 1lbs) forward signed for Murdo MacLeod's Thistle on Friday, 22nd December, 1995, having most recently been with Falkirk.

Aged 26, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 6th January, 1996, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL Premier Division.

Nicky scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 27th April, 1996, in a 4-2 defeat at home to Celtic in the SFL Premier Division.

He scored the last of his 9 goals on Saturday, 11th April, 1998, in a 2-0 win at home to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 9th May, 1998, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Ayr United in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 78 occasions.

Nicky's club-list included Broxburn Athletic, Camelon, Raith Rovers, Cowdenbeath, Falkirk, Partick Thistle, Hamilton Academical, Clyde, Stenhousemuir and Stirling Albion.

Bio Extra

Nicky became Murdo MacLeod's first significant signing as Thistle manager when he exchanged Albert Craig for the Falkirk player who, while playing for Cowdenbeath, scored the goal that knocked Thistle out of the Scottish Cup. Initially not the most popular player with the Thistle supporters as Thistle were relegated from the Premier League, he soon began to win them over with some excellent displays. A serious injury sustained during training kept him out of the Thistle team for close on 12 months but, if anything, he showed better form upon his return to the team. However, he was unable to prevent a second relegation in three seasons for Thistle and left to join Hamilton Accies following the inevitable Firhill clearout.

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