Six of West Ham’s eight loanees were in action over the weekend. Two had a weekend to relax and watch the first-team draw 1-1 with Sheffield United. But it was business as usual for the other six and here is a summary of how they did…
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— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) October 27, 2019
Josh Cullen held his nerve to seal a point for Charlton Athletic at The Hawthorns. The Republic of Ireland international scored a 94th-minute penalty to equalise for Charlton against West Bromwich Albion.
Cullen has recently been the topic of discussion as Manuel Pellegrini reportedly considers bringing him back to West Ham (News Shopper). The 23-year-old proved he has the right mentality by netting his first goal for Charlton deep into stoppage time.
Grady Diangana was up against Cullen in the 2-2 draw between West Brom and Charlton. And the 21-year-old was at the centre of a controversial case of mistaken identity in the second half.
Nathan Ferguson went sliding in with a mistimed challenge and the referee initially gave the red card to Diangana. The England U21 starlet seemed bemused before the referee amended his decision and gave Ferguson the red card. Diangana perhaps should have scored in the game but contributed in the build-up to the opener.
— Accrington Stanley FC (@ASFCofficial) October 26, 2019
Aji Alese got another 90 minutes under his belt as Accrington Stanley were beaten at home against Gillingham. Accrington were desperately unlucky, hitting the woodwork three times and having three goals ruled out.
Gillingham snatched the win just before the hour mark as Alese operated on the left side of a back three. The 18-year-old has just got into the starting line-up but Accrington are in a relegation scrap.
Sead Haksabanovic completed 90 minutes as IFK Norrkoping continued their charge in the Swedish Allsvenskan. Haksabanovic has been in great form this season, operating on the left-wing.
The Montenegro international played 90 minutes as a late goal from Rasmus Lauritsen was enough for three points away against BK Hacken. Norrkoping are now fifth and just three points away from European qualification.
Martin Samuelsen played 90 minutes as a centre-forward in FK Haugesund’s draw with Stromsgodset. The mid-table Elitserien team came from behind twice to earn a point.
Samuelsen was a midfielder at West Ham but now appears to be playing as a striker every week. The 22-year-old’s West Ham future is unclear and a permanent move to Norway could be on the cards.
Oladapo Afolayan was given a very short cameo in Mansfield Town’s win over Walsall. In a tough away match, Afolayan came on in the first minute of stoppage time with Mansfield holding a slender lead.
The Stags held on for a 2-1 win and they moved into 14th place in League Two. Afolayan, 21, was not given enough time to add to his one goal this season for Mansfield.
Jordan Hugill & Nathan Trott
AFC Wimbledon have the weekend off so goalkeeper Nathan Trott was not in action. Jordan Hugill picked up a yellow card in midweek so will not feature for QPR in tonight’s West London derby against Brentford. The Hoops can go into the top two with a win.