Busy weekend for loanees

While West Ham United's players prepare for Monday's trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Chadwell Heath, the club's band of loanees will be in npower Football League action this weekend.

No fewer than 12 Hammers players could feature for their respective clubs over the next 48 hours, including ten in the Football League.

On Saturday, League Two is the place to be to catch the club's talented youngsters in action.

The Priestfield Stadium is the place to be to catch a battle between two young strikers as Frank Nouble's Gillingham take on Rob Hall's Oxford United.

Both forwards have been in fine form for their clubs, with Nouble scoring three goals in six appearances for the Gills and Hall netting four times in seven games for the U's.

Oxford sit third in the table, but could be overhauled by ninth-placed Gillingham should the home side prevail. A win for the visitors could take them up to second.

Swindon Town duo Ahmed Abdulla and Cristian Montano - who scored on his debut at Accrington Stanley last weekend - will hope to cheer manager Paolo Di Canio at Plymouth Argyle.

Elsewhere, Callum McNaughton's sixth-placed AFC Wimbledon host fellow League Two new boys and leaders Crawley Town, while Olly Lee's Dagenham & Redbridge welcome Jordan Brown's Aldershot Town to Victoria Road.

Further up the Football League, Herita Ilunga's Doncaster Rovers travel to Portsmouth in the Championship on Saturday, while Jordan Spence will hope to feature when Bristol City take on UEFA Europa League hopefuls Birmingham City on Sunday afternoon. In League One, Marek Stech's Yeovil Town head for Stevenage.

Meanwhile, Pablo Barrera and Dominic Vose could also be in action in Spain's Primera Division and the Blue Square Premier respectively.

Barrera's Real Zaragoza travel to CA Osasuna on Sunday, while Vose and Alan Devonshire's Braintree Town host Darlington on Saturday.