Payne to remain at Cheltenham

West Ham United have agreed to allow midfielder Josh Payne spend a second month on loan at Cheltenham Town under the guidance of Martin Allen.

The 17-year-old Under-18 captain has made a significant impact at the League One outfit, with four appearances including a debut goal. Payne first caught Allen's eye during a reserve-team outing at Chelsea early this season. The club also have 30-year-old midfielder Nigel Quashie on loan at Birmingham City. The Scotland international has made one appearance off the bench so far after proving his fitness during a trial spell.

Homegrown prospect Ashley Miller, meanwhile, got a second game in three days for Conference South side Bishop's Stortford on Monday. The 19-year-old full-back played in a rousing 3-3 draw away to Chelmsford City, having done well in his debut - a 1-0 loss on the road at Dorchester Town in Saturday's FA Cup tie.

Finally, 18-year-old striker Balint Bajner is due to return to the club after helping Hungary reach the Elite round qualification stage for next summer's European Under-19 Championship in Ukraine. The striker scored three goals in three appearances in their UEFA mini-tournament, although began on the bench in their final qualifier against Scotland last Saturday with both teams already through before the Scots ran out 1-0 winners.