West Ham defender discusses extending stay with loan employers

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Doneil Henry is currently on loan at Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

The 21-year-old defender is currently contracted to West Ham, but he is on loan at Blackburn Rovers, and has admitted to Rovers Player that he would be keen on extending his stay with the club.

A Canadian international, Henry moved to the Hammers from Apollon Limassol in January, although it was never expected he would be part of Sam Allardyce’s first-team. Two Under-21 appearances preceded his loan to Blackburn, and he already has two first-team appearances for the Championship side.

Both games have resulted in victories and, playing in the heart of the defence, the youngster has helped his team concede just one goal in 180 minutes of football.

His loan deal only lasts for one-month, meaning that Henry is likely to leave the club come the start of April. However, due to the emergency loan window, should Rovers look to extend the deal, they have until the end of this month.

Having impressed in his two outings for Gary Bowyer’s side, there is a good chance that Blackburn will look to extend the deal, and Henry has told Rovers Player that he would be keen on staying at Ewood Park for longer, as long as his playing situation at West Ham does not change.

When asked if he wants the loan to be extended, Henry replied: “Yeah, definitely. If nothing’s going my way back at West Ham, I definitely just want to play as much as I can, and keep continuing to get more experience.

“If I can stay here and play matches and be involved in the squad, then definitely [I want to stay].”

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