Saturday service for loanees

West Ham United's legion of loanees will be out in force across the country this weekend for fans wanting a football fix with no first-team game.

No fewer than six young Hammers could be in action in League Two alone. Perhaps most notable could be Robert Hall lining up for Oxford United at home to Bristol Rovers. The 17-year-old has scored three goals in five appearances for the Us and has made such an impact that he is now staying on until 9 November.

Oxford manager Chris Wilder, who will also be able to call on the youngster for their Johnstone's Paint Trophy quarter-final later this month, said: "Rob has made an immediate impact at the club and he has real talent - which he has shown in every match he has played for us.

"He's chipped in with some vital goals and we're obviously very happy he wants to extend his loan for a further month."

Another staying on until 9 November at his loan club is Callum McNaughton, with his arrival at AFC Wimbledon combining with their surge up the table. They make the long trip to Morecambe with McNaughton a firm fixture at the back, despite being still only 19.

Dons boss Terry Brown said: "Callum has performed really well over the last month. West Ham have been brilliant in the way they have dealt with this and we have secured him until early November so he will be able to play in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy quarter final."

Jordan Brown had his spell at Aldershot Town extended a week ago in order to ensure he can lineup for Dean Holdsworth's men in their Carling Cup fourth-round fixture at home to Manchester United on 24 October. Before then, the flying 19-year-old left-back will hope to face Macclesfield Town at the Recreation Ground.

Olly Lee is a midfield mainstay for Dagenham & Redbridge and is another to have had his stay extended, this time until 29 October. In two months at the club's near neighbours, the 20-year-old has started all eleven of their league games this campaign and scored two goals. His next outing will be away to Cheltenham Town.

Ahmed Abdulla, 19, is a third Academy ace looking forward to a Johnstone's Paint Trophy quarter-final after helping Swindon Town progress in midweek. He will hope to line up again for Paolo Di Canio's men at home to Hereford United while 20-year-old striker Frank Nouble should get a chance to add to two goals in three games when Gillingham welcome Port Vale.

Higher up the Football League, Cristian Montano will hope to play for Notts County on Sunday afternoon when the play host to fellow League One high-fliers Hartlepool United. The match is due to be screened live on Sky Sports, meaning Hammers fans can see how the 19-year-old Colombian-born attacker is doing for themselves.