With one week left until the January transfer window slams shut, West Ham will be weighing up their options.
There are several players not currently getting a look-in at West Ham and they could be available for loan in the next week.
This month, Manuel Pellegrini has already sent a number of promising youngsters out for temporary stints at other clubs.
Moses Makasi (Stevenage), Joe Powell (Northampton), Sead Haksabanovic (IFK Norrkoping), Vashon Neufville (Newport) and Toni Martinez (CD Lugo) have all left on loan.
Here are three others who should follow this example and head out on loan before the end of this month.
Josh Pask is a promising young central defender but there is still a way to go before he is first-team ready for West Ham.
The 21-year-old is a local boy and he has previously impressed on loan at Dagenham & Redbridge and Gillingham.
Pask is tall, strong in the air and comfortable on the ball but a loan spell could take his career to the next level.
In order to compete with Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena, he needs to show Pellegrini what he can do during a loan spell.
Nathan Trott is West Ham’s third choice goalkeeper and is rated very highly by club and country.
The 20-year-old is a towering presence between the sticks but it is time for him to test himself in the senior game.
Joseph Anang can assume Trott’s responsibilities of being third choice goalkeeper and the first choice academy stopper, while the England under-20 international gains valuable experience elsewhere.
Conor Coventry is highly regarded by West Ham and even made his first-team debut against Macclesfield Town earlier this season.
The Republic of Ireland under-19 midfielder could stake a claim for a first-team spot next season if he improves his physicality with a loan spell.
The 18-year-old has a bright future in West Ham’s midfield, but a loan move is the most sensible short-term option.