West Ham United have agreed to loan goalkeeper Peter Kurucz to Rochdale.
The 23-year-old is set to make his debut at home to Preston North End this afternoon, with Dale in 23rd spot in League One but only a point from safety. 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.
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.