West Ham's Doneil Henry speaks about Blackburn loan move

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Doneil Henry, who signed for West Ham United in January, has been speaking about his time at Blackburn Rovers.

West Ham United youngster Doneil Henry has been speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph about his early days on loan at Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

The 21-year-old Canadian arrived at Ewood Park having yet to make a senior appearance for the Hammers, but he has already excelled, impressing in wins against Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers.

In the latter match he even provided the assist for Jordan Rhodes to score the winner, and it is clear even now that West Ham could have another star centre-back in the making.

Henry has previously played 91 times for Toronto FC while he has also been capped 13 times for Canada.

But it is his spell at Blackburn that could ultimately convince West Ham manager Sam Allardyce to give him a chance at Upton Park.

After a week of his month-long loan, Henry said, “I’ve been here for a week now and I feel really settled and I feel like I’m part of the team.

“I think as a player it’s so important that you are made to feel part of the team straight away.”

He has a few more matches to prove just what he can do, and then the big question is whether he will get a chance for West Ham as early as next season.

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