Kurucz loaned to Rochdale

West Ham United have agreed to loan goalkeeper Peter Kurucz to League One side Rochdale.

The 23-year-old made his debut in the 1-1 draw at home to Preston North End on Saturday. Rochdale are without a manager after parting company with Steve Eyre just before Christmas. Academy coach Chris Beech is in temporary charge.

Budapest-born Kurucz, who has played once for the Hammers first team, has only just returned this season after 14 months out with a serious knee injury.

The Hungary Under-21 goalkeeper came through the ranks at Ujpest FC in his home city of Budapest before moving to West Ham United in January 2009.

Kurucz quickly established himself in the club's reserve team before pushing on to become part of the first-team squad, making his full West Ham United debut as a 73rd-minute substitute in the 4-0 home Premier League defeat by Manchester United on 5 December 2009.

He is the latest Hammer to be loaned out. Pablo Barrera and Jordan Spence are on season-long loans at Real Zaragoza and Bristol City respectively.

Cristian Montano (Dagenham & Redbridge), Herita Ilunga (Doncaster Rovers) and Callum McNaughton (AFC Wimbledon) are all out on temporary loans.