Winning start for Frank

Frank Nouble made an instant impression with an effective 65 minutes for Swansea City as they won 2-0 at home to Scunthorpe United in the Championship on Saturday.

The Welsh side signed the Hammers youngster on a three-month loan on Friday and promptly handed him a start the following day. Nouble nearly opened the scoring on ten minutes but just hit the side-netting.

The powerful forward gave the visitors plenty to think about and his all-action display helped wear them down, before Scott Sinclair and Stephen Dobbie scored the all-important goals in the closing stages. The win lifts Swansea up to sixth after seven games of the new season.

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers said: "He's still only 18 and only arrived at the club yesterday. He's got a good physical presence and plenty of pace. As each day goes by he will get better and better. I was very pleased with his performance."

Elsewhere, Matthew Fry helped Charlton Athletic to earn a 1-1 draw at Tranmere Rovers, with a 17-minute run-out off the bench. The on-loan Hammers centre-back came on with the scores level and helped keep out the Tranmere attackers. Charlton are tenth in the League One standings.