Blackburn fans react on Twitter to West Ham loanee Doneil Henry's performance

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How Blackburn Rovers' Twitter-based supporters reacted to the Canadian defender's showing in the last-gasp 1-0 home win over neighbours Bolton Wanderers.

A late Jordan Rhodes strike sealed Blackburn Rovers a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday night, as West Ham United loanee Doneil Henry popped up with the crucial assist.

Rhodes netted deep into added-time, poking in the centre-back’s headed flick-on from Tom Cairney’s corner to keep the home side’s faint play-off hopes alive with 10 games remaining of the Championship season.

Now 11 points adrift of the top-six in 10th-place after picking up straight league victories, Henry has started both games since arriving on an initial month-long loan prior to last week’s 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday, and his performance on his second outing was just as impressive as his debut.

  AssistsTotal TacklesTotal ClearancesDuels WonDuel SuccessHeaders WonHeader SuccessInterceptionsMins Played
Doneil Henry 1 1 4 6 33.33% 5 41.67% 5 90

As well as the assist and clean sheet, the Canada international also recorded a team-leading four clearances and five interceptions to help his side claim all three points, and manager Gary Bowyer singled him out for particular praise on the night.

"For me Doneil was outstanding," he told BBC Radio Lancashire. "To play how he did against Emile Heskey was fantastic."

Joining West Ham from Cypriot side Apollon Limassol in January, Henry remains a long-term project for the Hammers at just 21 but, judging from some of the Twitter reactions on the night, the former Toronto FC defender could have a bright future at Upton Park.

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