It’s now time to check in with how our loanee Hammers are doing at their various Clubs, as Reece Burke and Josh Cullen continued to ride the wave of Bolton woes, Robert Snodgrass made his Villa Park bow and Reece Oxford witnessed his Gladbach side slump to a defeat in The Bundesliga.
Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers)
The Exciting young Academy duo of Burke and Cullen were yet again left disappointed in a Trotters shirt at the weekend, with a 0-3 home thrashing from Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough.
For the first time in their loan spell under Phil Parkinson, they were both left out of the starting Xl altogether, as the home side went for experimentation after their dreadful start to the Championship campaign.
However, just like all but two of their six League games so far, the changes resulted in defeat as a Britt Assombalonga double and a late Marvin Johnson strike was enough for Boro to take all three points.
Reece Burke was introduced at half-time for The Wanderers and Josh Cullen in the second period, with both players facing former teammates Darren Randolph and Ashley Fletcher.
Parkinson’s men have now conceded seven goals in two games and sit bottom of The Championship, and are embarking on worrying times.
Many Hammers fans are now suggesting that getting thrashed each week in a lower League is only hindering the development of Burke and Cullen, who should be in Slaven Bilic’s squad at The London Stadium.
Nevertheless, the duo remains up North and will be hoping to pick up a first League victory of the season, when they face off with Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United at The Macron Stadium tomorrow night.
Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach)
The frustration continued for 18-year-old defensive prodigy Reece Oxford at the weekend, as he watched on from the sidelines yet again as his Borussia Monchengladbach side were narrowly beaten at home by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Die Fohlen have now endured a surprisingly underwhelming start to their Bundesliga campaign, as they sit in ninth place after a win, a loss and a draw.
Furthermore, Oxford is still yet to feature in a Competitive match for the Club, as he was an unused substitute in Saturday’s defeat, which came courtesy of a goal from veteran Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Having scored in pre-season against Malaga, the former Reading loanee will be hoping to impress Manager Dieter Hecking enough this week in Training for a debut against RB Leipzig on Saturday evening.
Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa)
Having made the loan move to Villa Park at the back end of August, the Scottish winger finally made his Villans debut on Saturday afternoon against The Bees.
Snodgrass appeared as a 60th-minute substitute for Keinan Davis but could do very little to prevent his side from drawing 0-0 with Dean Smith’s men in a dull affair.
However, the former Hull City man will he hoping to make his first start under Steve Bruce tomorrow night, when Villa host Boro, before a Sky Live Saturday night visit to Oakwell.
So, with what was mostly a dismal weekend for our loan prospects now finally over, what will the next seven days bring? as Domestic Football fully swings back into action.