As West Ham picked up their third consecutive win at the weekend, several loan players impressed too. The Hammers beat Norwich City 2-0 to move up the league table but we take a look at West Ham’s seven loanees below…
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In the same week that West Ham axed Javier Hernandez, Jordan Hugill scored an eye-catching brace. The 27-year-old’s form cannot be ignored by West Ham as he now has five goals in six Championship matches – making him the joint-top scorer in the league.
Hugill led QPR’s fightback against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. The West London outfit were 1-0 down when Hugill rounded the goalkeeper to equalise on 60 minutes. Four minutes later, he poked in a cross to secure the win.
West Ham midfielder Grady Diangana is having quite some impact on loan at West Bromwich Albion. The 21-year-old scored his third goal in four league games to help West Brom to a 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers.
It was quite some finish. The England U20 starlet burst into the box, remained calm and collected and dinked the ball over Christian Walton from a tight angle. With Hernandez gone, West Ham might consider bringing Diangana back in January if he continues this form.
Sead Haksabanovic scored for the third game running as he continues to dazzle for IFK Norrkoping. The Montenegro international netted Norrkoping’s second goal in the 2-0 win over Hammarby in the Swedish Allsvenskan.
With three goals in his last three matches, Haksabanovic might be sending a timely reminder to West Ham. The 20-year-old inspired his side to four wins in a row and just four points stands between Norrkoping and European qualification.
Nathan Trott kept his first clean sheet in AFC Wimbledon colours but could not prevent his side dropping into the relegation zone. The Wombles were held to a 0-0 draw at home against Wycombe Wanderers and have only picked up two points in six games.
Trott was called up to the England U21 squad for the first time earlier in the week and he celebrated with a clean sheet. The 20-year-old played his part but Wimbledon need to start scoring more goals.
Josh Cullen’s Charlton Athletic continue to defy all expectations and surge towards the top of the Championship. The Addicks won 2-0 away at Reading to move above Leeds United into the second automatic promotion spot.
Cullen has been a mainstay in Lee Bowyer’s midfield since his return. The 23-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder was not at Charlton for the first game but has played the full 90 minutes in the next five league outings.
Martin Samuelsen came off the bench to help FK Haugesund to a comeback draw against Tromso. In Sunday’s Eliteserien clash, the Norway midfielder came off the bench at half-time when Tromso led 1-0.
Tromso doubled their lead immediately in the second half through Manchester United loanee Aidan Barlow. But Haugesund roared back to level things at 2-2. Samuelsen’s team sit ninth after 20 games.
Oladapo Afolayan joined Mansfield Town on loan last week. But the 21-year-old striker was an unused substitute as the 10-man Stags lost 1-0 away at Exeter City.