West Ham's Spence happy at Scunthorpe
He told whufc.com: "Personally I've been pleased. I was thrown right in the thick of things at Middlesbrough in the first game so that was a good test. I've enjoyed it and liked thinking and getting the feedback. I think I've coped with the challenge as I seek to improve my game."
He is due to remain at Scunthorpe until mid-January and for now he is not thinking beyond that - other than the long-term hope of establishing himself at West Ham United.
"It's nice to be playing football at this level but my aim is to be playing as high as I possibly can be. Come January I'm sure I'll sit down and talk with the club but we've got lots of games between now and then and lots of things can happen."