Nouble loaned to Gills

West Ham United can confirm that Frank Nouble will join League Two club Gillingham on Emergency Loan on Friday.

The forward, who has also been given permission to appear for the Gills in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, will remain at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium until Saturday 15 October.

Nouble, who scored in the Hammers' pre-season match against Swiss side BSC Young Boys in July and turns 20 on 24 September, could make his debut at Hereford United on Saturday.

The south London-based striker could play up to six matches for the Kent club over the coming month, including a potential meeting with fellow loanee Callum McNaughton when Gillingham travel to AFC Wimbledon on 1 October.

The England Under-19 international, who has previously been loaned to West Bromwich Albion, Swindon Town, Swansea City, Barnsley and Charlton, becomes the eighth player to be allowed to leave the Boleyn Ground on a temporary basis.

Pablo Barrera (Real Zaragoza) and Jordan Spence (Bristol City) are on season-long loans, while Olly Lee (Dagenham & Redbridge), Cristian Montano (Notts County), Ahmed Abdulla (Swindon Town), Jordan Brown and Robert Hall (Oxford United) are all away gaining valuable experience for shorter periods.