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International defender leaves 'by mutual consent'


Filed: Friday, 15th December 2017
By: Staff Writer


Canadian international central defender Doneil Henry had left West Ham - after making just one senior appearance in three years.

The 24-year-old has reached an agreement with West Ham to terminate his three-and-a-half-year contract - that was due to expire at the end of the season - six months early.

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Henry, who was signed on Sam Allardyce's watch on the recommendation of former Toronto manager Ryan Nelsen, joined West Ham in January 2015 for an undisclosed fee.

Nelsen, speaking at the time, insisted that the defender would become a first-class defender. "He'll go to the top," he said. "There's no question about that. He's got all the tools."

Sadly Henry's career was derailed a matter of weeks later when, whilst playing for Blackburn Rovers on loan, he sustained a serious hamstring injury that kept him out of action for several months.

He returned to make his first team debut for West Ham in the 2-1 Europa Cup tie defeat at Astra Giurgiu in August of that year under Slaven Bilic, but that was to prove his one and only performance for the club.


West Ham's top ten 'one-hit wonders'

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1. Ray Houghton: vs Arsenal, 1982
2. Mauricio Taricco: vs Millwall, 2004
3. Gavin Holligan: vs Liverpool, 1999
4. Sasa Ilic: vs Charlton, 2000
5. Rob Jones: vs FC Jokerit, 1999
6. Doneil Henry: vs Astra Giurgiu, 2015
7. Seb Lletget: vs Nottingham Forest, 2014
8. Lee Boylan: vs Sheffield Wednesday, 1997
9. Ralph Milne: vs Derby County, 1990
10. Hogan Ephraim: vs Sheffield Wednesday, 2005





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