Nouble staying at Swindon

West Ham United can confirm that Frank Nouble will be staying on loan at League One high-fliers Swindon Town until the end of the season.

After Thursday's confirmation, the striker could yet play a pivotal role in Swindon's promotion push with the club two points off second place and certain of at least a play-off place. Nouble has made six appearances since arriving at the County Ground on 19 March but found minutes limited behind in-form strike duo Billy Paynter and Charlie Austin.

Nouble, still only 18, has made great progress since his summer switch from Chelsea, making his Hammers debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the opening day of the season and going on to play nine times in league and cup. His first league start came with an impressive display away to Aston Villa in January.

A former U17 international, Nouble is part of the Young Lions squad aiming to reach the 2010 UEFA European U19 Championship. He played in all three games as England reached this spring's Elite round, where they will meet mini-tournament hosts Ukraine, the holders, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Republic of Ireland between 26-31 May.