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Rovers seal Doneil deal

4 March 2015

Blackburn Rovers have reinforced their defensive ranks with the loan signing of Doneil Henry from West Ham United.

The Canadian international makes the move to Lancashire on an initial month-long deal until the Millwall game on Easter Monday April 6th.

A native of Brampton, Ontario, Henry started with Toronto's Academy at the age of 16, becoming the first youth player to sign for their first team a year later.

The 6'3" defender spent four years with the Canadian club before signing for Cypriot first division side Apollon Limassol for an undisclosed fee. He quickly returned to Toronto on loan for the 2014 season where he made 24 appearances. 

In January 2015 Henry switched to the Premier League joining West Ham United for an undisclosed fee on the recommendation of former Rovers captain and Toronto manager Ryan Nelsen.

To date the 21-year-old hasn't made a first team appearance for the Hammers, but was an unused substitute in their FA Cup loss to West Bromwich Albion last month.

On the national stage Henry has come through the youth ranks to become a regular in defence for Canada. After making his first senior appearance in August 2012, he has gone on to appear 14 times for his country.

Henry has been signed in time to be in the squad for this evening's match against Sheffield Wednesday, he has also been given permission to play in the FA Cup.

Henry will wear squad number 23.

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