Adam Henley is a name that will undoubtedly be familiar to many fans of Blackburn Rovers, with the defender having played a total of 94 first team games over the years.
The right back rose through the ranks of the Ewood Park club’s academy system and went on to make his first team debut in November 2011, coming on against Wigan Athletic in a 3-3 draw.
A speedy full back who can play on both sides, Henley found his career with Rovers plagued by persistent injuries, which arguably put paid to the player potentially staying a lot longer with the Sky Bet Championship side.
In the end it was an injury to his hamstring which curtailed his chances of earning a new contract with the Lancashire outfit at the end of the 2016/17 season, as he duly released and became a fee agent after the best part of six years at senior level.
The former Rovers Young Player of the Year was linked with clubs in both America and England before eventually signing for Real Salt Lake in the MLS.
Henley went on to initially play for the club’s reserve team Real Monarchs, before eventually being handed his debut in the first team against Vancouver Whitecaps.
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However his spell with the club would be short lived, making just six appearances as the two parties agreed to part ways in May 2019.
The American born defender then made his return to English football, with Bradford City and a familiar face in former Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer bringing him to League Two on a one year deal.
Henley featured 27 times for the Bantams but was ultimately unable to earn a fresh contract as he became one of 10 players to be released by the club in 2020.
Now looking to somewhat rebuild his career at a lower level, Henley plies his trade for non league Chorley Town in the National League North and has been looking to stay as injury free as possible.
The defender has six league appearances to his name this term and will be looking to prove that he can still cut it at a half decent level.
Henley’s career has certainly been adversely affected by his injuries but when he does hang up his boots, he will certainly look back at his Blackburn spell with pride after making close to 100 appearances for the club.