West Ham have eight players out on loan this season and three of them were in action during midweek. Here is a summary of how the three Hammers fared during the Championship fixtures in midweek.
Grady Diangana started for West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road in a top-of-the-league clash. West Brom were top but their narrow 1-0 loss against Leeds United meant the pair swapped places.
Diangana played the full 90 minutes in this one and picked up a yellow card. The 21-year-old winger looked bright and helped the Baggies lay siege to the Leeds goal but Slaven Bilic’s men could not break through the wall.
Swansea’s win on Wednesday night pushed West Brom down one more place and they are third going into this weekend’s match. It’s a home tie against Cardiff City for Diangana to think about.
Josh Cullen played the full 90 minutes for Charlton Athletic once again but he could not inspire them to victory. Charlton lost their third game in four – blowing an early lead against Swansea.
Charlton had the opportunity to go into the top two with a win and it looked good when Jonathan Leko fired them into an early lead at The Valley. But Swansea proved their promotion credentials with a comeback win.
Yan Dhanda equalised and ex-Hammer Andre Ayew scored the winner to move Swansea to the top of the league. Cullen put in another strong performance and the Irish midfielder will be thinking ahead to Saturday’s televised game against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Queens Park Rangers slumped to a 3-0 loss against Cardiff City on Wednesday night. Jordan Hugill played the full 90 minutes but he could not prevent back-to-back losses to see QPR slump to 11th in the table.
Cardiff were clinical in their game against QPR with goals from Sean Morrison, Marlon Pack and Callum Paterson. QPR have now failed to score in two games – slowing the progress of Hugill and Nahki Wells.
Hugill started the season brightly with five goals in his first six games for Mark Warburton’s side. However, the 27-year-old is now four games without a goal. He will hope to reverse this run at home to Blackburn Rovers this weekend.