RICHIE Wellens’ management style has won over Swindon Town goalkeeper Will Henry, who is encouraged by the club’s current coaching set-up.

Henry put pen-to-paper on a new one-year deal earlier this month, and needed no second offer from Wellens to extend his stay at the Energy Check County Ground for an additional 12 months.

Time in the matchday squad since Wellens joined as Town boss in November has been at a premium for Henry, who spent large parts of the season on loan at non-league clubs Chippenham Town, Swindon Supermarine and Gloucester City.

Regardless, Henry insists his limited time with the Town manager – compared to his team-mates – has left him hungry for success entering the off-season.

And he already cannot wait to be back training under the guidance of goalkeeping coach Steve Mildenhall.

Henry said: “Every manager is different. They all have their own ideas when they first join a football club.

“Personally, I have enjoyed working with Richie since he joined in November.

“Obviously being out on loan has made it different for me – I’m not part of the matchday environment.

“But I have been on the bench, and I’ve enjoyed his training sessions with the input of Noel (Hunt, assistant manager) too.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club since Richie has been in place.

“There’s an ideal balance in the coaching department.

“Peter (Shirtliff, first-team coach) has been around the block – he has vast amounts of experience to his name. And that can only benefit the team – whether the players be experienced or young.

“We have a good balance.”

Learning from proven goalkeeper Luke McCormick has also helped Henry transform his game.

Having made more than 300 appearances in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle, McCormick’s words of wisdom have inspired Town’s 20-year-old stopper to click his professional career into a higher gear.

He added: “I will be potentially pushing for the number one shirt again, so we’ll see how things fall in pre-season.

“Working with Luke (McCormick) has been a massive bonus for me.

“He has vast amounts of experience, and he has been a great mentor for me this season – I’ve thrived on drip feeding off of the experience he has. And I’ve really enjoyed working with him.

“I believe his input has made me a better goalkeeper all round, and I’m already looking forward to working with him next season as well as Steve (Mildenhall).”