Henderson set for Hammers
Portsmouth keeper Stephen Henderson is set to join West Ham on loan, while midfielder Hayden Mullins is also poised to leave Fratton Park.
Last Updated: 10/03/12 8:33pm
Portsmouth have confirmed Stephen Henderson is set to join West Ham United on loan with a view to a permanent deal and the goalkeeper is poised to be followed out of Fratton Park by Hayden Mullins.
Henderson has made 27 appearances for Pompey since arriving from Bristol City last summer, but is the latest casualty of the club's need to raise funds.
The 23-year-old was left out of the squad for Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion and has been undergoing a medical with promotion hopefuls West Ham.
Pompey's administrator, Trevor Birch, has confirmed the Championship's bottom club will receive a 'significant' fee for letting Henderson head to Upton Park.
"Stephen Henderson will be joining West Ham on loan with a view to a permanent contract," said Birch in The News.
"We still need money to get past the end of the season. It doesn't just stop then, so I am trying to get in that extra cash which pushes it even further and gives even more time to achieve what we need to achieve.
"I cannot divulge how much we will receive (from West Ham), it wouldn't be right to. But it's a significant fee. We wouldn't be doing it otherwise."
Mullins was also omitted from the squad to face Brighton and Pompey boss Michael Appleton confirmed the experienced midfielder is set to join another club on loan.
Appleton said: "I left Hayden out because there's an opportunity for him to speak to a club over the weekend.
"I didn't want him getting too mixed up with what was going on off the field, so I gave him a breather.
"Stephen is at West Ham for a medical. It's a loan with a view to a permanent."