Keeper wants games to get back into country's team
KEEPER Wayne Hennessey will use his spell at Yeovil Town not only to enjoy regular football again but to force his way back into international reckoning.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers' stopper finally completed a month's loan switch to the Glovers last week after an injury delayed his initial arrival.
Wales international Hennessey was set to replace broken hand victim Marek Stech at Huish Park, but felt discomfort in his knee following the warm up for his country's friendly clash with the Republic of Ireland earlier this month.
However, he was handed a second chance with the Glovers when Manchester United's Sam Johnstone severed tendons in his finger at Burnley.
Hennessey was the first Yeovil name on the team sheet to face Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday – his first competitive outing since damaging his cruciate knee ligament in April 2012.
He said: "I remember the injury like it was yesterday. It will be interesting going back into games, playing weekly and I'm looking forward to it.
"I feel really good and can't wait until Saturday. I know it's a big game, I have met the staff and the lads here and they are fantastic. We all want to push on.
"I had never played here but I was looking forward to it. I like stadiums like Huish Park, they're nice and tight. It's good when you get a crowd in here.
"This month will go very quickly. I want to get clean sheets. Everyone gives me stick because I went to Stockport County and kept nine in a row.
"I'm here to help Yeovil, I'm back from injury and touch wood I'm back to my normal self. I want to show people the best I can possibly be."
On this month's set-back Hennessey added: "It was frustrating, I must've done it in the warm-up. I sat on the bench, the first 45 minutes had gone, my knee felt stiff and I thought 'what's going on here?'
"I knew I was coming down here the next day to sign papers but we had to put it on hold. I got back to Wolves and it was a minor problem in the back of knee and I'm fine now.
"Boaz Myhill has gone in (the Wales team) and done well. The only keeper there who is playing every week is Owain Fon Williams. Me back playing games will hopefully put questions to (Wales manager) Chris Coleman.
"It's fantastic for me to be here and it's a good opportunity for me."