West Ham United have agreed to let goalkeeper Richard Wright join Southampton on a one-month loan.
The Championship club needed cover as three of their goalkeepers are injured, leaving them with only 17-year-old Andrej Pernecky. The 30-year-old has been at the Boleyn Ground since last summer and made three League Cup appearances for the club. Capped twice by England, Wright has found first-team chances limited due to the outstanding form of Robert Green over the course of the campaign.
West Ham United goalkeeping coach Ludek Miklosko has worked with Wright throughout the campaign, along with Green and Jimmy Walker plus exciting young prospects Marek Stech, the 18-year-old Czech youth international who is currently sidelined with an ankle injury, and 16-year-old Adam Street, a revelation in the midweek reserve win. Miklosko said: "Richard is a fantastic lad and we thought he just needs to play. There was an opportunity for him to get some games and I just wish him luck. Hopefully he will do well. That's what he needs. He has definitely helped Robert this season. He has pushed him hard and is a great goalkeeper. He has a great attitude."