It’s that time of the week once again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various different loan stars to see how they’ve been getting on at their various different clubs over the last seven days, this week, Robert Snodgrass’ Aston Villa tasted rare disappointment and Moses Makasi experienced double delight with Plymouth Argyle, plus much, much more.
Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa)
Off the back of a winning streak of seven in the Sky Bet Championship, the Scottish winger and Steve Bruce’s Villa side travelled to Craven Cottage this weekend looking to further boost their hopes of Automatic promotion.
However, the Cottagers had other ideas and caused a 2-0 upset, Snodgrass featured for 88 minutes before being substituted, as a result, the Villans fell back into the Play-Off places to third and host Preston North End next on Tuesday evening.
Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion)
Also, in England’s second tier, young Norwegian winger Samuelsen and his Brewers side were to make it successive goalless draws at home to Nottingham Forest over the weekend.
Samuelsen featured for the full 90 minutes and impressed too, continuing his promising start to life in the Midlands, although the point wasn’t enough to move Nigel Clough’s men off bottom spot, though they are level with Sunderland above, swiftly travelling to Barnsley tomorrow night.
Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers)
It has been a busy seven days for the young defender and Phil Parkinson’s Wanderers as they have been in action twice, making two tricky away trips and coming out of the other side with zero points.
Successive 2-0 defeats were the reason for that both of which Burke started in, being taken off after 45 in the first against Cardiff City and playing the full match at Queens Park Rangers, the Trotters are now looking over their shoulders once again in 20th place, they host the Black Cats in a real Relegation six-pointer on Tuesday.
Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Fresh from disappointment away at Stuttgart last weekend, on Sunday afternoon, the England youth International’s Gladbach team, under the guidance of Dieter Hecking, took on the daunting task of entertaining Borussia Dortmund.
Oxford made his first start since re-joining the club on loan for the rest of the season, putting in a solid defensive display, though unable to prevent a loss against the German giants, which left Borussia tenth in the Bundesliga standings, an away clash with Hannover awaits them on Saturday afternoon.
Moses Makasi (Plymouth Argyle)
Another team who have played twice since you last joined us are Derek Adams’ Plymouth, with U23 star Makasi making his debut as a 76th-minute substitute in last Tuesday’s League One home win over AFC Wimbledon, being booked late on.
But, the youngster was forced to watch the narrow away win over Oxford United from the bench two days ago, the South West outfit have now been victorious in their last five in the League, moving up to seventh, on the cusp of the Play-Offs and hoping to carry that run on in five days’ time at Home Park by beating Bradford City.
Antonio Martinez (Real Valladolid)
And to finish off on the continent, Spain to be more specific to catch up with young forward Martinez in his homeland with Paco Herrera’s Valladolid in the Segunda Division, second tier, of Spanish Football.
On Friday evening, they played host to League leaders Huesca and came away with the three points having pulled off a shock, but Martinez was an unused substitute in that one, he will be looking to see some more action in their next clash away at Cordoba, the win saw them to seventh.
So, now that you have been given the full lowdown on how the Claret & Blue loan stars faired over the past week, will they carry on impressing in the seven days that lay ahead? Join us once again next Monday to find out.