QPR have signed West Ham youngster Hogan Ephraim on a month-long loan deal.
Rangers have secured the 19-year-old's signature by beating off competition from fellow Championship sides, and the midfielder will go immediately into his new side's squad for the game with Bristol City.
Manager John Gregory is delighted with his capture and revealed that a clutch of his playing staff played their part in bringing Ephraim to Loftus Road.
Gregory told the club's official website: "Hogan is technically a very gifted player and he has the versatility to play on the right or the left of midfield - or even up-front.
"He's got very quick feet and is able to be very creative with the ball at his feet.
"Hogan has established himself in the England Under 19s alongside [QPR team-mate] Michael Mancienne and we've managed to beat off strenuous attempts from both Crystal Palace and Colchester United, who each wanted to take him on loan.
"Mick Harford knows Hogan well from their time at Colchester, as does Chris Barker. Michael also knows him, of course, and all three of them played a big part in helping us get him on board."