It’s that time of the week once again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various different loan stars at their various different clubs both in the United Kingdom and on the continent as Storm Emma got in the way of things for three of them over the weekend and Reece Oxford continued his impressive run of starts in the Bundesliga.
Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa)
It would be frustrating few days for the Scottish winger and his Villa side as they saw their home Sky Bet Championship clash with Queens Park Rangers postponed due to severe weather conditions on Saturday afternoon.
However, Steve Bruce’s men won’t have to wait for long to return to action, however, making the lengthy Tuesday night trip to face strugglers Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, the Villans sit third in the second-tier standings.
Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion)
Another club to see their weekend fixture called off were Championship relegation favourites Burton, with whom young Norway U21 winger Martin Samuelsen is on loan for the rest of the campaign.
The Brewers were due to travel to Bramall Lane to do battle with Sheffield United, but Storm Emma put pay to those plans, Nigel Clough’s side will instead be hoping to climb out of the bottom three on Tuesday when they welcome Brentford to the Pirelli Stadium, sitting 23rd.
Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers)
One of the more fortunate teams to see their Championship encounter go ahead as planned were Phil Parkinson’s Trotters and West Ham Academy product defender Reece Burke.
Wanderers’ visit of Preston North End to the Macron Stadium didn’t go to plan on the pitch, however, as they went down 1-3, Burke was an unused substitute and will be looking to be involved more in his team’s trip to the Madejski Stadium tomorrow night, Bolton are looking over their shoulders now in 19th, living dangerously.
Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Far from the clutches of the so-called “Beast From The East”, starlet centre-back Oxford had a mixed Friday night with his Gladbach side under Dieter Hecking in the Bundesliga.
Die Fohlen hosted Werder Bremen, with the young Hammer starting as his side blew a two-goal lead to finish 2-2 and coming off injured in the 82nd minute, the extent of the blow is not known yet and Gladbach will be praying to get him back fit for next Saturday’s trip to face Bayer Leverkusen, ending the weekend eighth Germany’s Top-Flight.
Moses Makasi (Plymouth Argyle)
In Sky Bet League One, U23 vice-captain Makasi and Derek Adams’ Argyle team suffered the same fate as Aston Villa and Burton, seeing their lengthy journey to Rochdale postponed.
The Devon outfit will be hoping that the weekend off hasn’t halted their incredible recent winning run that has forced them a place inside the Play-Offs, time will tell as they wait another seven days to face Fleetwood Town away from home.
Antonio Martinez (Real Valladolid)
And finally, in the sunny climes of Spain, Martinez has been enjoying his first few weeks back in his homeland with Segunda (second) Division Valladolid under the guidance of fellow Spaniard Luis Cesar Sampedro.
On Sunday afternoon, Real played host to another Real in Vallecano and were held to a 1-1 draw, the young striker was forced to watch from the substitutes’ bench unused, the point saw them remain tenth with a trip to Alcorcon ahead next Saturday evening.
So, now that you’ve been given the full lowdown on how the Claret & Blue loanees got on over the last seven days, how will they fare over the next week as normal footballing service resumes in England and the regular season thunders on in Europe? Join us once again next Monday to find out.