James Henry: Wolves' Kenny Jackett brings in Millwall loan man

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett has signed midfielder James Henry on a three-month loan deal from his former club, Championship side Millwall.

Henry, 24, who missed the final two months of last season with a knee injury, has now passed his medical.

The deal has been done with a view to it being made permanent on 1 January.

James Henry's career details

  • Born Reading, June 1989
  • 2006 - Joined home town club Reading as a trainee, going on to make 18 appearances
  • Mar-Apr 2007 Nottingham Forest 1 game
  • Nov 2007-Jan 2008 Bournemouth (loan) 11 games 4 goals
  • Jan-Feb 2008 Norwich City (loan) 3 games
  • Feb-May 2009 Millwall (loan) 18 games, 3 goals
  • Sept-Dec 2009 Millwall (loan) 9 games, 5 goals
  • July 2010-Oct 2013 Millwall 131 games, 11 goals

First signed by Jackett for Millwall from Reading in 2010, he has since scored 19 goals in 164 appearances in his three years at The Den.

But he has not figured for Steve Lomas's Lions during their current three-match winning streak.

"His ball retention is good, but his predominant strength is as a winger, going past players and getting crosses in," said Jackett. "He has a lot of quality and delivers a high number of crosses into the box in every game.

"We have been short in the wide areas and James gives us good competition."

Jackett's Wolves lie third in League One, just three points off the top of the table, Saturday's 2-0 win over Sheffield United having been their seventh victory in eight matches.

Henry becomes Jackett's fourth signing following the summer arrival of defenders Sam Ricketts and Scott Golbourne and midfielder Kevin McDonald.