Hayden Signs

West Ham have completed the signing of Hayden Mullins from Crystal Palace on loan - with a permanent transfer imminent.

Says Managing Director Paul Aldridge:

"I am pleased to confirm that the temporary transfer of Hayden has been concluded which will make him eligible to play against Nottingham Forest this evening should Alan Pardew wish to select him - this was the first priority.

"But we are confident that a permanent deal can be completed quickly once one or two loose ends have been tied up."

24 year old Hayden, a former England U21 international, can operate in midfield or defence and was last season's player of the year at Selhurst Park.