West Ham sent Grady Diangana on loan to West Bromwich Albion on deadline day. And Slaven Bilic gave him his debut in the First Round of the EFL Cup last night.

Diangana played 70 minutes before being replaced by Romaine Sawyers. He faced up against West Ham’s bitter rivals Millwall and would have been hoping to impress.

West Brom fans seemed satisfied with his performance despite West Brom’s loss. The Baggies crashed out of the cup in the first round after blowing a one-goal lead and losing 2-1.

Grady Diangana shines on debut

Grady Diangana featured heavily in pre-season. (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Diangana made an instant impression as his fierce shot was tipped onto the crossbar before Charlie Austin headed home the rebound on nine minutes.

The 21-year-old created a few more chances before he was taken off in the second half. It was a promising start for Diangana, who need to use this season to show Manuel Pellegrini what he can do.

Last season, Diangana broke into the first-team after netting twice in the EFL Cup on his debut. The England U20 starlet played over 20 games for West Ham last season but has now been sent to The Hawthorns.

West Brom fans on Grady Diangana

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