Alan Curbishley has assured James Collins he has a future at West Ham.

The Daily Mail says the Hammers have refused West Bromwich Albion permission to take defender Collins on loan this season.

The Premier League new boys had hoped to sign the Wales international on a short-term deal, with the option to make the switch to the Hawthorns permanent.

However, West Ham manager Curbishley has assured Collins he features in his first-team plans this season.