West Ham United centre-forward Paul McCallum has joined Sky Bet League Two club Torquay United on loan until Saturday 23 November.

The 20-year-old will hope to boost the Gulls, who sit 22nd in the table, just one point and one place above the relegation zone.

McCallum enjoyed a fine pre-season that saw him score in the first-team's 6-2 victory at Cork City and make further appearances against Boreham Wood and AFC Bournemouth.

The former Dulwich Hamlet youngster also scored four times in five pre-season matches for the Development Squad and has featured three times for the Barclays U21 Premier League leaders.

McCallum enjoyed two loan spells with League Two clubs last season, scoring seven goals in 18 matches combined for AFC Wimbledon and Aldershot Town.

The forward will look to assist a Torquay attack that has scored 13 goals in 12 league matches so far.

The Streatham-born player becomes the fourth West Ham player out on loan at present, joining AFC Bournemouth pair Stephen Henderson and Jack Collison, and fellow Development Squad forward Elliot Lee at Colchester United.

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