Hendrie to join Blackburn on loan

  • Stephen Hendrie to join Blackburn Rovers on season-long loan on 27 June
  • Left-back made won U21 Premier League Cup with the Hammers last term
  • Twenty-one year-old was signed from Scottish side Hamilton Academical in summer 2015
West Ham United left-back Stephen Hendrie will join Championship club Blackburn Rovers on loan for the 2016/17 season.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a progressive first season with the Hammers last term, winning the U21 Premier League Cup and being named on Slaven Bilic’s substitutes’ bench on eight occasions.

Hendrie also spent a successful month on loan with League One outfit Southend United, scoring once in five appearances for the Essex club.

The summer 2015 arrival from Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical is a Scotland U21 international and will hope to gain valuable first-team experience during his season at Ewood Park.

Hendrie will link up with Blackburn for the start of pre-season training on 27 June, where he will work under new manager Owen Coyle.

The left-back becomes the second former Scottish football star to join Rovers, as ex-Falkirk and St. Johnstone boss Coyle has also completed the permanent signing of Celtic and Republic of Ireland striker Anthony Stokes.