Sullivan open to Hammers defender Doneil Henry leaving on loan

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West Ham are happy for Doneil Henry to rejoin Blackburn Rovers next season.

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has told the Lancashire Telegraph that Doneil Henry could be loaned out again next campaign, as he continues to adapt to English football.

Henry has already been on a temporary spell at Blackburn Rovers this season, but injury cut his time at the Championship club short.

That was a disappointment for all parties, as Henry was performing well at Blackburn, but Sullivan's words today should boost Gary Bowyer's side.

Bowyer has made no secret of his desire to re-sign the Canadian defender for next term, and it seems that West Ham would be open to the move.

“If he’s ready for the Premier League then he could get a chance, otherwise it might be that he goes out on loan again to gain more experience," he said. 

West Ham already have a number of defensive options, with the likes of Winston Reid, James Tomkins and James Collins all ahead of Henry in the pecking order and therefore the powerful defender's chances of breaking through in the near future seem slim.

It means that the likelihood is that Blackburn could be in luck if they do continue their pursuit of the 21-year-old. 

If Henry does leave on loan again he will be hoping to pick up where he left off, because his initial impression in English football has been a very positive one. 

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