Charlton Athletic are currently in the process of considering to table an offer for Rochdale’s top goalscorer, Ian Henderson, according to the South London Press.

Karl Robinson and his staff are weighing up a move for Ian Henderson, who has 12 months remaining on his contract for Rochdale.

The 32-year-old is Rochdale’s top goalscorer and has scored 19 goals across all competitions for the Dale:

  • Sky Bet League One – 15 goals
  • Football Association Cup – 2 goals
  • English Football League Trophy – 1 goal
  • English Football League Cup – 1 goal


The contribution from the veteran striker has had a significant impact on the Greater Manchester side finishing ninth, accumulating a total of 69 points (9 points ahead of Charlton) and just four points off sixth place Millwall.

Henderson also had a notable goalscoring record in the 2014/15 season after scoring 22 goals in 44 appearances for Rochdale. However, it is worth mentioning that Henderson had a disappointing season at the Dale in 2012/13 scoring only three all season, and in the 2013/14 he scored half of what he achieved in the 2014/15 season, scoring 11.

When Charlton visited the Spotland Stadium last season, which concluded in a prolific 3 – 3 draw, Henderson assisted two of their goals which punished the Addicks to only return to South London with a point.

Henderson joined Rochdale in 2013 but has had previous stints at Colchester United, Luton Town, Northampton Town, Rotherham United (loan) and Norwich City.

Charlton Athletic currently face the issue whereby they have no prolific striking force in the squad. Charlton midfielder and winger, Ricky Holmes, currently holds the top spot, netting 13 (6 behind Henderson’s tally) last season, followed by Josh Magennis with 10, and then the already-departed Ademola Lookman at 7.

Could Henderson provide the potency in front of goal that the Addicks’ need? Will Charlton sell some of their strikers which have not proven themselves?

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