Noble heading to Hull

West Ham United can confirm that Mark Noble will complete a one-month loan move to Hull City next week.

The 18-year-old midfielder has agreed the initial short-term deal and will join up with the Championship club - who are managed by England under-21 coach Peter Taylor - ahead of their home match against Norwich City on February 11.

Hammers boss Alan Pardew says: "I don't want Mark to be on the fringe of things and in the reserves here - he needs to gain vital first-team experience because we have such high hopes for him in the future.

"He will be working under a great coach in Peter Taylor, with a team who play football in the right way, and it is something that can only help his development and bring his education on."