The Hammers Loan Report: Snodgrass Continues Promotion March As Martinez Makes Valladolid Debut

The Loan Report West Ham

It’s that time of the week once again that we check in with West Ham United’s various different loan stars both in Britain and across Europe, this time around, it would be another successful weekend for Robert Snodgrass’ Aston Villa and many young stars would make their bows for their new clubs.

Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa)

In the wake of defeating Burton Albion at home last weekend, it would be a very special outing for the Scottish winger and his Villa outfit three days ago as they welcomed Birmingham City to Villa Park for the Midlands derby.

Snodgrass featured for the full 90 minutes as Steve Bruce’s team triumphed 2-0 and as a result, moved up into second place an Automatic Promotion spot, they have now won seven on the spin in the Sky Bet Championship and travel to Craven Cottage next Saturday.

Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion)

Having missed out on Burton’s trip to Villa Park through illness, the Norwegian International youngster recovered to start for Nigel Clough’s men away at Portman Road on Saturday.

Samuelsen featured for the full 90 minutes also in a 0-0 draw with Ipswich Town, a point that kept the Brewers rock bottom of the Championship table, they will go in search of precious points next time out when they play host to Nottingham Forest.

Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers)

Finishing in the second tier of English Football with another team fighting for survival, young defender Burke made his first Squad since returning for a second loan of the season at the Macron Stadium under Phil Parkinson.

Burke did not feature, however, watching from the bench as his team rescued a point against Fulham, it saw them remain in 19th position, just above the drop zone and with a trip to face high-flying Cardiff City on the agenda this evening.

Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Over in the far-away German Bundesliga, fresh from returning to Gladbach for the rest of the campaign much like Burke, the England youth International was a member of Dieter Hecking’s Squad that travelled to Stuttgart on Sunday.

Here, Die Fohlen went sown 1-0 and have now fallen to tenth in the German Top-Flight standings, next weekend’s home clash with Borussia Dortmund could be key and Oxford will be hoping to make his second debut at Borussia-Park.

Moses Makasi (Plymouth Argyle)

U23 vice-captain Moses Makasi made his first Matchday Squad for Plymouth last weekend against Blackburn Rovers at Home Park, having moved to the South West for the rest of 2017/2018, his first loan.

On Saturday away at Shrewsbury Town, he watched from the substitutes’ bench for the entirety as Derek Adams’ men claimed an impressive away victory, they’re now in tenth position and host AFC Wimbledon this evening, will Makasi make his Argyle debut?

Antonio Martinez (Real Valladolid)

And last but not least in Europe once more, prolific forward Martinez completed a Deadline Day loan to the second tier of Spanish Football, the Segunda Division with tenth placed Valladolid.

On Friday night, they mace the trip to Granada, the Spaniard made the bench in his homeland, and came on late on, though unable to stop Paco Herrera’s men from falling to a narrow defeat, he will be hungry for more action this Friday against SD Huesca at home.

So, now that you have been given the full lowdown on how the Claret & Blue loanees performed over the last seven days, how will they get on in the next week? Join us again next Monday afternoon to find out.

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Luke Glanville
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