Gills sign Henderson
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Henderson joins the Priestfield Stadium outfit for an initial fee of £25,000, which could rise to £150,000 depending on appearances.
Henderson has been on the fringes of first-team affairs at The Madejski Stadium this season and spent two months on loan with Second Division club Brighton & Hove Albion.
His contract with The Royals was due to expire next summer and with player-manager Andy Hessenthaler in need of another hit-man, Reading have decided to cash in on the former Leeds United trainee.
Henderson was delighted with his move to the Kent-based club.
"I am very pleased to have joined Gillingham," Henderson told Gillingham's official website.
"I have had a good chat with the chairman and the gaffer and as far as I'm concerned I'm over the moon and am looking forward to playing now and getting to know my new team-mates.
"There was limited first-team options for me at Reading which was made clear by Steve Coppell.
"There was no doubt in my mind that I had to get away."