Scunthorpe United have signed West Ham defender Bondz N'Gala on an initial month-long loan deal.
N'Gala made his Hammers debut against Bolton in the Carling Cup in September and had a spell on loan at MK Dons last season.
He has now been allowed to link up with Scunthorpe, who also have another Hammers youngster in Jordan Spence on the books.
Spence is confident that his team-mate can make an impact at Glanford Park and has outlined the qualities N'Gala will bring to Nigel Adkins' squad.
"I played with him for about five years, so I know him very well," Spence told the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph.
"He and I are quite close back at West Ham, so it will be nice to have him up here and I know he certainly has a lot to offer.
"I'll let him show that in his performances, but he is a good solid player with massive potential.
"I think he will work great with the boys, he is a good honest professional and, like a lot of us, is just trying to make his way up through the ranks."