West Ham lost again but six loanees were hoping for better fortunes. Here is a summary of how the six Hammers loan stars got on this weekend.

Josh Cullen

It was late heartbreak from Hammers loanee Josh Cullen at the hands of Millwall. Cullen might well have been the most hated figure in the New Den given his links with West Ham and Charlton Athletic. Or perhaps that award goes to Lee Bowyer.

Either way, Millwall won with a stoppage-time header from Matt Smith. Jonathan Leko had equalised for the Addicks but it was another loss. Cullen played the full 90 minutes and he nearly scored but inches separated his effort from crossing the line. Charlton are now 11th after a bright start.

Aji Alese

Aji Alese’s game was overshadowed by the bizarre circumstances with the officials. Accrington Stanley hosted Crewe Alexandra in the FA Cup and it was a disappointing 2-0 loss for Alese’s men – at home against a team from the league below.

But the main talking point of the game was the injuries to the officials. Both the referee and the fourth official were injured, delaying the game by over an hour, before it finally finished with just one linesman. Alese played the full 90 minutes for Accrington.

Grady Diangana

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Grady Diangana is flying high at the top of the Championship. With Slaven Bilic at the helm, West Bromwich Albion sit top going into the international break.


Diangana played 78 minutes in the 1-0 win away at Hull City. The 21-year-old’s impressive form has seen him earn an England U21 call-up for next week.

Jordan Hugill

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Jordan Hugill came off the bench as Queens Park Rangers surrendered a two-goal lead at home to struggling Middlesbrough. Hugill was up against his old team and the game finished 2-2.

It was 2-1 to the Hoops when the 27-year-old came off the bench but Britt Assombalonga netted his second to seal a point for Boro. QPR have now dropped to 10th.

Nathan Trott

Nathan Trott made a number of saves but could not quite keep a clean sheet in the FA Cup. AFC Wimbledon and Doncaster Rovers will play a replay to see who goes through to the Second Round.

The Dons hosted Doncaster and took the lead but the visitors equalised from a corner. Trott, 20, has been impressive this season while West Ham have goalkeeper issues at home.

Martin Samuelsen

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Martin Samuelsen completed 90 minutes in the Eliteserien as FK Haugesund won 1-0. Niklas Sandberg scored a late penalty as Haugesund edged past Viking.

Samuelsen has been converted into a striker this season but was not able to add to his goal tally. With two games left, Haugesund sit eighth in a 16-team league.

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