After an enthralling Saturday of Football both in England and on The Continent, it’s that time of the week again to check in with our Hammer loanees at their various clubs.
It would turn out to be another solid Matchday for Reece Burke and Josh Cullen, a joyous one for Robert Snodgrass, but a miserable one for Reece Oxford in The Bundesliga.
Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers)
Having found their first victory of the season last weekend over Sheffield Wednesday, there would be another respectable result for The Trotters this weekend in the form of a point against QPR.
Skipper Darren Pratley had fired his side ahead of the 22nd minute and that strike had looked to have given Phil Parkinson’s men an unlikely second consecutive win.
But, Idrissa Sylla had other ideas as he struck a 78th-minute equaliser for The Hoops, to leave Bolton still licking their wounds in 24th place in The Championship Table.
For the third consecutive week, neither Burke or Cullen started the game and for one of the first times since their Wanderers move, neither featured as a substitute.
However, the pair will be hoping that they can catch the eye of Parkinson this week in training to feature in next Saturday’s trip to Craven Cottage.
Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa)
After a disappointing defeat at Molineux last Saturday, Snodgrass, and Villa were looking for redemption at home to Fulham and that’s exactly what they got.
Steve Bruce’s men struck first through a first cub goal for skipper John Terry before Stefan Johansen drew the visitors level and bright charge Albert Adomah found a winner for the hosts on 49 minutes at Villa Park.
The Scottish winger started in his custom position of right wing and played 81 minutes, being substituted for Ritchie De Laet and playing a key role in his side climbing two places to 5th position.
Next up for Snodgrass and Villa will be the tantalising prospect of a Midlands Derby next Sunday lunchtime, can the Scotsman inspire his team to a passionate win?
Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach)
This weekend would spell yet more unimaginable frustration for young Academy defender Reece Oxford as he was once again an unused substitute in Germany.
The starlet centre-back watched on as his Gladbach side were disastrously demolished 1-5 on home turf by a rampant Bayer Leverkusen side.
Fabian Johnson had given the hosts the lead on seven minutes but Die Werkself came back with five quick-fire goals in the second period through Sven Bender, Leon Bailey, Julian Brandt, Kevin Volland and Joel Pohjanpalo to blow Dieter Hecking’s men away.
However, there might just have been one positive in a shambolic defensive performance from Gladbach for Oxford in that he may now finally get his chance to improve the back four.
This opportunity is expected to come in Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal Cup clash with Fortuna Dusseldorf, will the former Reading loanee finally make a competitive bow in German Football?
So, now that you have found out how our loan stars performed over the last seven days, what will the next week hold for them? As Domestic Cup competitions take centre stage before the weekend’s League action across Europe.