Blackburn Rovers - Hanley models himself on Hendry
UK time is: 13:36:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hanley models himself on Hendry

Young Rovers defender Grant Hanley wants to follow in the footsteps of a Rovers legend who was also a centre half - Colin Hendry.

Hanley had a cracking debut at Villa Park on the final day of the season and has been tipped for a similar line of success as fellow young defensive prodigy Phil Jones.

But Hanley has a big role model to look up to.

Grant spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph and said - 'He's someone I've tried to model my performances on,"

"He was a Braveheart, wasn't he? He liked his tackles and all the rest of it. He's someone I looked up to as a centre half.

"I spoke to him once. His boy was at Blackburn for a bit on trial and Colin was in briefly.

"We chatted for a couple of minutes and he gave me some good advice.

'Most people at the club don't wind me up about being the new Hendry apart from the kit woman, Anne-Marie. She's been there for years and Colin was her favourite.

'Like him, I see myself as a no-nonsense defender. As a player you need to know what your strengths are.

'My strengths aren't dribbling out with the ball from the back.

'I'm good in the air and I win my tackles and there's no need for me to try things which aren't part of my natural game.

'Allardyce likes no-nonsense defenders. That's a big advantage for me as he was a centre half himself.'

So what do we reckon? Can he live up to that sort of billing?

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 25 2010

Time: 10:18AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I always find the "new" somebody tag quite a burden to bear!!!
Mikey Delap
Report Abuse
25/05/2010 10:28:00

indeed, you have to be really good to be the new hendry, i just hope he does well
LHrover
Report Abuse
25/05/2010 11:06:00

the kid seems to have a good head on him, lets hope this continues and the whole premier league footballer mentatlity doesnt get to him whilst he is still developing
sasman
Report Abuse
25/05/2010 15:29:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Morris Signs For Bradford City (Thursday July 2 2015)

New Rovers Deal For Lenihan (Thursday July 2 2015)

Nyambe Signs Rovers Contract (Thursday July 2 2015)

Rovers Verses Bolton On Sky Sports (Thursday July 2 2015)

Davies A Rovers Option?? (Tuesday June 30 2015)

Three Rovers Changes (Tuesday June 30 2015)

Morris Leaving Ewood Park (Tuesday June 30 2015)

Rovers Linked With Maynard (Tuesday June 30 2015)

More Interest? (Saturday June 27 2015)

Norwich Interest In Striker (Saturday June 27 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 5
2. dallydally 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Bristol City 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Burnley 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

De Zeeuw on Trail with Wednesday
Sheff Wed : 02/07/2015 13:32:01
Is this the best start to a transfer window here?
Reading : 02/07/2015 13:21:00
An Inside Look as Blues Returned to Training
Birmingham : 02/07/2015 12:45:01
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY.
Charlton : 02/07/2015 12:20:01
Third time unlucky for Jackett
Wolves : 02/07/2015 12:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

10m for Rhodes....Fair price?
Suggested By:  VitalRovers
Yes! Easily worth 10m 17%
No....It's not enough! 68%
Too much 12%
Whatever we'll not get that 2%