It’s that time of the week once again, time to check in with West Ham United’s various different loan stars at their various different clubs both in Britain and across Europe as Robert Snodgrass helped Aston Villa get back on track and Toni Martinez made his first starting Xl in Spain’s second tier.
Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa)
Fresh from a rare away defeat to Fulham, it would be a very busy week for the Scottish winger and Steve Bruce’s Villans as they were frustrated at home by Preston North End in a stalemate but then got back to winning ways at Hillsborough over the weekend.
Snodgrass started in both and was substituted at half-time in the first, playing for the entirety and scoring an added-time penalty in the second, though Vila did end the run outside of the automatic promotion spots in third and host Queens Park Rangers next Saturday afternoon.
Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion)
Also, in the second tier of English football, the Norwegian U21 International winger had a hectic seven days with Nigel Clough’s Brewers also, enjoying mixed emotions with an impressive away beating of Barnsley and then a crushing home loss to Millwall.
Samuelsen continued to impress in both games though, playing the full 90 minutes in one of them and being substituted in the 85th minute in the other, the period left Albion 23rd, however, just two points from safety, a victory in their next outing away at Sheffield United would be huge for them.
Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers)
And to finish in the Sky Bet Championship, another talented youngster has been enjoying his football of late with Phil Parkinson’s Trotters at the Macron Stadium, featuring twice in the last week as well.
Burke came off the bench on Bolton’s key home win over fellow strugglers Sunderland on Tuesday, before starting and playing most of a credible away draw at Norwich City on Saturday, his team remain just three places above the drop zone and face Preston on home soil next.
Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach)
We take a trip to the far away land of the German Bundesliga next to check up on England youth prodigy Oxford, who’s Monchengladbach outfit under Dieter Hecking have played just once since you last joined us.
This came in the form of a league trip to face off with Hannover 96 which they won 0-1 and moved up to seventh in the standings in, the young defender playing the full 90 minutes at right-back and hoping to continue his run of two games in the starting Xl on the spin at home to Werder Bremen on Friday night.
Moses Makasi (Plymouth Argyle)
Back closer to home but still some way away in the heart of the South West, we find U23 vice-captain Makasi on-loan at Derek Adams’ Plymouth for the remainder of the campaign.
Argyle played host to Bradford City two days ago and extended their winning run to six with a narrow triumph, the young midfielder was forced to watch on from the bench though as an unused substitute, League One’s form team are now just inside the Play-Off places and make the long trip to face Rochdale next time out.
Antonio Martinez (Real Valladolid)
Last but not least in his homeland of Spain with Valladolid, young forward Martinez has been enjoying home comforts in his first few weeks under the guidance of Paco Herrera in the Segunda (second) Division of Spanish football.
The prolific striker made his first start for the club yesterday afternoon in their away outing at Cordoba and made a strong account for himself as his teammates were reduced to ten men in a 2-1 loss, it saw them fall to ninth with a visit of Rayo Vallecano ahead of them next Sunday.
So, now that you’ve been given the full lowdown on how the Claret & Blue loanees have been getting on in their recent trials and tribulations, how will they fare over the next seven days of footballing action? Join us once again next Monday to find out.