SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls warned off strike ace Darius Henderson

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MILLWALL manager Kenny Jackett has fired off a “hands off” warning over Darius Henderson after Wednesday were one of several clubs linked with the former Sheffield United striker.

Jackett wants to keep him and said there had been no approaches.

It follows claims that the Owls, Wolves, Brighton and Cardiff want him.

Henderson, aged 31, scored 19 goals in 28 starts last season but was out of the side as the Lions went through the last seven games unbeaten.

Jackett said: “We have had no bids, calls, inquiries or approaches about him and he is contracted to us for a full season.

“Finding centre-forwards who can score goals at Championship level is a tough, tough job.

“He hit 19 goals at a point in our season when it was very important, when we were struggling for points.

“We were not free-flowing and he was an important outlet. He has come back very fit after working through the summer and that is good to see.

“Hopefully, he will have a good, settled pre-season.”

Wednesday are still in the market for a striker though they signed Chris Maguire last week. Despite Maguire’s arrival for £200,000 from Derby, the club are one down in the striker department as Nile Ranger returned to Newcastle after his loan and Clinton Morrison was released.

Talks between Wednesday and Newcastle about Ranger began after the end of the season and the Owls are still in the hunt for the 21-year-old Londoner.