It’s that time of the week once again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various different loan starts and see how they’re performing at their various deferent loan clubs both at home in England and on the continent, this time around, it was full debut delight for Plymouth Argyle’s Moses Makasi and a giant-killing for Robert Snodgrass’ Aston Villa.
Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa)
Fresh from successive Championship victories, the Scottish winger and Steve Bruce’s side welcomed league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers to Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, after travelling to face strugglers Sunderland in midweek.
Snodgrass started and played for the full 90 minutes in both, helping his team to an impressive 0-3 win at the Stadium of Light and an incredible 4-1 thrashing of Wolves on Saturday afternoon, the six points kept Villans in third position, breathing down the necks of the top two sides with the visit Queens Park Rangers ahead on Tuesday evening.
Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion)
At the opposite end of the standings in England’s second tier, young Norwegian winger Samuelsen and Nigel Clough’s Burton also had a hectic seven days, filled with home ties against Brentford and Bristol City.
The Brewers were initially defeated by the Bees at Pirelli Stadium, the winger being substituted after 53 minutes and then subsequently dropped for the goalless draw with the Robins as the same venue on Saturday, coming on in the 56th, Albion stayed 23rd and are also in action this evening, travelling to Sheffield United.
Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers)
To conclude in the Sky Bet Championship, Academy of Football product defender Burke has been enjoying his second spell at the Macron Stadium this season Phil Parkinson’s men most recently travelled to the Madejski Stadium and Hillsborough.
Burke made the starting Xl for both of those trips and played for the entirety too as Wanderers played our successive 1-1 stalemates away from home, they left the Lancashire club 20th and six points above the bottom three ahead of Saturday’s home encounter with high-flying Villa.
Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach)
In the faraway land of Germany and the Bundesliga, young defensive prodigy Oxford was relegated to the substitutes’ bench by injury with Dieter Hecking’s Gladbach over the weekend.
Having started a run of league matches, he was forced to watch on as an unused substitute, Die Fohlen fall to a 2-0 defeat away at Bayer Leverkusen, it left them ninth in the table, next up, they welcome Hoffenheim to Borussia-Park.
Moses Makasi (Plymouth Argyle)
Back in England and more specifically, Sky Bet League One, it would be mixed emotions for U23 vice-captain Makasi and his Plymouth team under Derek Adams as their incredible winning run came to an end.
It halted with a trip to Fleetwood Town which resulted in a 1-1 draw over the weekend, the youngster made his first start and marked it with a well-taken full debut goal after 16 minutes, Argyle remained inside the play-off places and entertain Bristol Rovers next.
Antonio Martinez (Real Valladolid)
And last but not least, we travel to the sunny climes of Spain where we check up on prolific striker Martinez in his homeland, enjoying time with Luis Cesar Sampedro Valladolid in the Segunda (second) Division.
On Saturday, they journeyed to Alcorcon and played out a 0-0 draw, which the forward could only watch from the substitutes’ bench, unused, it kept the side in mid-table, tenth and the Spaniard will be hoping that he can play a part in the home clash with Almeria on Sunday.
So, now that you’ve been given the full lowdown on how the Claret & Blue loanees have fared over the past seven days, how will they get on in the next week as the domestic season enters its final few months across Europe? Join us once again next Monday to find out.