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Teenager defender in line to make debut against Middlesbrough

Spence: Joining Scunthorpe

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Scunthorpe United have agreed a deal to sign West Ham United youngster Jordan Spence on a month-long loan deal.

Spence has yet to make his first-team debut for the Hammers, but enjoyed a loan spell in League One with Leyton Orient last season.

He has now been offered a move to the Championship and watched Scunthorpe's 3-2 win over Derby County on Saturday.

The deal is expected to be completed on Monday and the 19-year-old defender will be in contention for the game against Middlesbrough 24 hours later.

The England Under 19 international can play at centre-half and right-back, and will provide cover in Nigel Adkins' squad over the next few weeks.