Ephraim extends loan again at QPR

West Ham United can confirm that young winger Hogan Ephraim has extended his loan at Queen's Park Rangers for a third month.

The 19-year-old Academy graduate has been on loan at the Championship club since August and has made nine appearances in his first two months at Loftus Road. His most recent outing came last night with Ephraim impressing in the 1-0 home defeat of Norwich City, the club's first victory of the season.

Ephraim's loan will see him stay with QPR until 6 November. The England Under-19 international had a similar loan spell at Colchester United last season, scoring once in 21 games and coincidentally Ephraim's first goal for QPR came in last Wednesday's 4-2 defeat at Colchester.

Two other West Ham players are also out on loan. Scotland defender Christian Dailly, who is in his country's squad for the Euro 2008 qualifiers at home against Ukraine this Saturday and next Wednesday's trip to Georgia, is at Championship club Southampton until 22 October while 18-year-old goalkeeper David Blackmore is on loan at Conference South side Thurrock.