West Ham defender set for Blackburn loan move?

first_img Doneil Henry Blackburn are confident they can win the race to land the loan signing of West Ham defender Doneil Henry once again during the summer.Henry, who only joined the Hammers in January, moved to the Championship club on a short-term deal in March and made an instant impact at Ewood Park, helping Rovers to three consecutive league victories.But he picked up a hamstring injury during the 3-1 win over Charlton and was forced to undergo surgery which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.Gary Bowyer has admitted his interest in taking Henry back on loan again when he returns to fitness, and it appears West Ham could be open to the idea of letting him gain more experience of English football elsewhere.Hammers co-owner David Sullivan said: “He won impressive reviews for his performances at Blackburn Rovers before getting injured.“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.” 1last_img read more

John McEnroe urges Andre Agassi to spend more time with Novak Djokovic

first_imgAndre Agassi and world number four Novak Djokovic need to work together for at least a month if the American’s coaching is to have a long-term impact on the struggling Serb’s game, three-times Wimbledon champion John McEnroe has said.Djokovic, who split with his coaching team in a bid to resdiscover his form earlier this year, announced that he would start working with Agassi shortly before the French Open.The 47-year-old American, however, only stayed in Paris for the opening week, and it is not clear whether he will be in Djokovic’s corner at next month’s Wimbledon.”It looks great on paper when you bring in Andre Agassi, and it is great for tennis,” McEnroe told the British media.”He did have this career renaissance so there are reasons why it makes sense, but it is hard to think that it could make sense so fast.”I can’t see it lasting if he is only coming around for very brief moments. But if they got a window of a month, obviously it is a totally different situation entirely.”Djokovic, who has struggled this year and suffered a quarter-final exit at the French Open, fell out of the top two spots in the world rankings this month for the first time since March 2011.He continues to work with a spiritual adviser, Pepe Imaz, a Spanish former player. But McEnroe believes that could be draining Djokovic of his killer instinct.”From an emotional standpoint, Djokovic perhaps felt he wanted to bring in somebody who wants to give people a lot of hugs,” McEnroe added.advertisement”That does not necessarily translate to killer instinct. It does not automatically lose it. But you don’t want to get into a situation where it is all peace and love, and then you have to go out and stomp on somebody’s head in competition.”In a bid to rediscover his form, Djokovic has taken a wildcard into this week’s Aegon International at Eastbourne, his first grasscourt warm-up tournament appearance ahead of Wimbledon since 2010.The Serb as the tournament’s top seed received a first-round bye and will face Czech Jiri Vesely or Vasek Pospisil of Canada in the second round.last_img read more