Ray Henderson

Years at the club: 1968-69
Date of birth: 31/03/1937
Birth place: Ashington
Position: Forward / Coach and Caretaker Manager
Appearances: 9 (1) (Plus 15 as Manager)
Goals: 1
Clubs: Middlesbrough, Hull City
Honours: -

Born in Wallsend, England, Henderson began his League career with Middlesbrough before moving to Hull City in 1961. He attained legendary status at Hull, forming part of a formidable forward line with Ken Wagstaff, Chris Chilton, Ken Houghton and Ian Butler whose goals won Hull City promotion in 1966.

After seven years at Hull City Ray was allowed to leave to join Reading as a Player/Coach in 1968 under manager Roy Bentley. After only 9 appearances he stopped playing and concentrated on his role as a coach.

When Roy was sacked in February 1969, Ray became caretaker manager for two months untill Jack Mansell was appointed. Under Mansell, Ray continued to work as coach. But after relegation to Division Four in 1970, Ray left the club to progress in management at Halifax and Southport.

As caretaker manager, Rays record is played 15, won 4, drew 6 and lost 5.

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The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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