Millen unsure over Henderson
Keith Millen says there is no guarantee he will be able to keep Stephen Henderson at Bristol City.
Last Updated: 20/06/11 10:02am
Bristol City boss Keith Millen admits there is no guarantee he will be able to keep goalkeeper Stephen Henderson at the club this summer.
Henderson, a third-choice selection behind David James and Dean Gerken at Ashton Gate last season, is out of contract with the Championship club.
The 23-year-old has been offered a new two-year deal by City but has yet to sign, prompting speculation his future could lie away from the West Country side.
The Irish keeper enjoyed a successful eight-month loan stint at Yeovil Town last season, which has given him the taste for regular first-team football.
And while Millen claims no offers have been made for Henderson, the manager concedes he could be hard-pressed to keep him if other clubs come knocking.
He told the Bristol Evening Post: "Stephen has been made an offer and it is there on the table for him. He is still away on holiday and I have not heard from him.
"Because he has gone to Yeovil and had such a good season, he wants to be seen as a No.1 goalkeeper.
"He understands the situation here and he knows I don't want to lose him, because I think he has a big future in the game. That is why we have made him a good contract offer.
"If something comes up and another club comes in for him, offering first-team football, then I suppose he is going to look at that.
"As far as I'm concerned, I have three keepers as good as anything in the Championship and I want to keep it that way. But I realise it is going to be very difficult to keep all three of them happy.
"If another club wants to take Stephen, then they will have to make us an offer, because we want to keep him. But we are not at that stage yet and I'm hopeful he will decide to stay with us."
Meanwhile, Millen expects captain Louis Carey to commit his future to the Robins when he returns from holiday later this month.
The out-of-contract defender has been offered a new one-year deal and the manager added: "I've had a discussion with Louis Carey and there is definitely a contract there for him.
"Again, he is away at the moment and things have not moved very far.
"But I'm not worried about that situation. I know Louis wants to stay and I want him here next season as well. I'm sure something can be agreed between him and the club."