WEST Ham United loanee Bondz Ngala is enjoying his time at Weymouth and has said he "would be happy" to have his stay extended.

The 18-year-old, who has been signed on a month's deal, made his debut in last Saturday's 0-0 draw against Kidderminster Harriers in the second round of the FA Trophy where he put on a mature display alongside fellow teenager Scott Doe in the centre of the Terras' defence.

Ngala said: "It is possible that my stay could be extended and I would be happy to stay but it depends on how well I do here and what West Ham's plans are for me.

"Being here is great experience and it is very different to reserve-team football in the way it so competitive and I am really enjoying it.

"It is great to hear the fans and that, and the people here have been very welcoming and friendly. And the fact most of the lads in the squad are fairly young has helped me to settle in quickly because we talk about similar things.

"I thought my first game went well. I got booked early on which meant I had to be careful for the rest of the game but I thought as a team we defended well and it was nice to keep a clean sheet.

"To be honest I am surprised where the team is in the league at the moment because there is a lot of talent here and there is no doubt that a good future lies ahead of the club."

Ngala has come through the youth ranks at the Hammers and he admits he is learning all the time in his quest to build a successful career for himself.

He said: "I have been at West Ham for four years now and I am learning all the time. Playing and training with the first-team players there is great and they are always looking to talk to youngsters like me and give advice, which I always try and take on board."

Moving to the Wessex Stadium has also been a culture shock for Ngala off the pitch.

He added: "I am actually staying in Weymouth and it is very different to what I am used to in London but it's a nice change. It is a good place to live for a little while."

Weymouth host Woking this afternoon in the Blue Square Premier. The Cards lie two places above the Terras in 17th place.