How Manchester United’s Cumbria goalkeeper Dean Henderson fared on his first outing for Nottingham Forest


Cumbria goalkeeper Dean Henderson has made his first appearance for new loan club Nottingham Forest.

But the Whitehaven star was on the losing side – thanks in part to a former Carlisle United star.

Henderson played the first 45 minutes of a pre-season friendly between Forest and Coventry City in Spain.

The Sky Blues got the better of their newly promoted Premier League opponents with a 3-1 win.

And ex-loan Blues midfielder Callum O’Hare was among Coventry’s key players, setting one of their targets.

The game at the Pinatar Arena, played during the clubs’ respective training camps abroad, saw Henderson make an early save from Coventry’s Gustavo Hamer.

Callum O’Hare (Picture: PA)

Giulian Biancone then gave Forest the lead but Coventry fought back when O’Hare – a Carlisle player in 2019 – sent Matty Godden clean to fire past Henderson on loan from Manchester United.

It happened shortly before half-time, with Henderson, 25, among the players replaced by Forest boss Steve Cooper at the break.

A younger Forest side, with ten changes, then conceded twice more in the second half, with Tyler Walker putting Mark Robins’ side ahead on the hour mark before adding a late third for the side of Championship.

Cumbrian Henderson joined Forest on a season-long loan earlier this month as he seeks to return to first-team football in the Premier League.

This follows a 2021/22 season where he was second-choice at Old Trafford ahead of David de Gea.

Forest will be next in action at Burton Albion tonight ahead of further friendlies against Barnsley, Hertha Berlin, Union Berlin, Notts County and Valencia.

Henderson will next consider a Premier League debut for the club against Newcastle United on August 6.

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