West Ham United have loaned young attacker Junior Stanislas to League One outfit Southend United.
The 19-year-old, who has been with the club since he was eleven, has been an impressive performer for the reserves this season, notably scoring the winning goal against Arsenal last month. He began the 2008/09 campaign on a high by joining the first-team's tour of North America and has been pushing hard for a place this season. Stanislas has also been capped by England at Under-17 and U19 level.
Stanislas is on a six-week loan and could make his debut in the FA Cup second round tie against Luton Town this Saturday. Southend are tenth in League One and Stanislas could find himself up against club-mate Bondz N'Gala, who is on loan at MK Dons, on 28 December before a possible meeting with Jordan Spence, currently at Leyton Orient, on 3 January.