Calum Davenport trains with Leeds United Tim Hodge August 23, 2010 Leeds United 27 Comments Calum Davenport Simon Grayson has confirmed that 27 year old former West Ham United central defender Calum Davenport will be training with Leeds this week. Davenport, who left West Ham in March, is a former England U-21 international who started his career with Coventry City. Davenport was stabbed in the leg a year ago and lost 50% of his blood after being attacked at his mother’s home in an incident which left him with a fifteen inch scar. He was also the centre of a court case which saw him cleared of causing actual bodily harm to his sister in the same incident. Davenport, now looking for a route back into football, has Premier League experience and was recently training with Nottingham Forest who did not follow up with an offer. Should Davenport join he will be the fifth defender to join the club this summer. I had heard us linked with him earlier in the summer before we confirmed the signing of Alex Bruce and while on current evidence, our defence does require strengthening; talk from Leeds fans has suggested that a holding midfield player and a striker should be top of Simon Grayson’s shopping list.