It’s that time of the week again to check in with our loanee Hammers both in England and on The Continent and have a look at how they have performed in the last seven days as Reece Burke, Josh Cullen, Robert Snodgrass and Reece Oxford were all left frustrated.
Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers)
Much like many of the other loan stars, it would be a frustrating weekend for the Academy pairing in Lancashire as they tasted a costly defeat when Phil Parkinson’s men visited the City Ground.
Burke, the starlet centre-back, featured from the start in the feisty affair as Barrie McKay gave Forest an early lead before Will Buckley levelled up for the visitors on the stroke of half-time.
But, goals from Joe Worrall and Ben Brereton sealed the deal for the hosts, with Phil Parkinson’s men only picking up a late constellation through Worrall the England U21 star, but all told, Burke put in a solid display in defence.
Cullen, however, starting on the substitutes’ bench, did not see any action, such is his role within the team nowadays, with the disappointing defeat, Bolton remained hanging just above the bottom three in 21st place in The Championship.
But, the young former Bradford City midfielder will certainly be hoping that he can see more game time when The Trotters come up against Burton Albion on home soil next Saturday afternoon, but can the youngsters inspire their side to down The Brewers?
Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa)
The Scottish winger continued to be favoured by Manager Steve Bruce in the Villa starting Xl on Saturday afternoon, but he couldn’t help The Midlander’s to an expected win.
Millwall were the visitors to Villa Park but they would frustrate the hosts with a terrific defensive display as Snodgrass featured for only 59 minutes of the encounter.
At this point, he was substituted in favour of starlet Jack Grealish in the wake of performing well in the Villans’ away draw at Elland Road to Leeds United last Friday night.
Snodgrass will certainly be looking to have more of an impact in a trip to Pride Park on Saturday, after Bruce’s men remained in fifth spot, level on points with Sheffield United below.
Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach)
There would be nothing new for the centre-back prodigy Oxford over the last week, being left out once more under Dieter Hecking with Gladbach in The Bundesliga.
This time around, he was forced to watch his Die Fohlen teammates be held on home turf by Schalke, being denied three points in the second period by a Jan Vestergaard own-goal.
The stalemate kept the visitors just above the home side who are third and fourth respectively, next up for Hecking’s boys will be tomorrow night’s League tie with, can Oxford make an unlikely second Competitive appearance?
So, now that you have been given the lowdown on how David Moyes’ loan stars got on in their most recent action, join us again next week to find out how they manage to do over the next seven days as the Festive Football period starts to swing into force.