West Ham have six players out on loan and they all featured for their temporary clubs over the weekend. While Manuel Pellegrini’s men were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton, some young Hammers caught the eye for their loan club.
Grady Diangana grabbed the headlines on his league debut for West Bromwich Albion. The 21-year-old scored twice on his West Ham debut and matched that tally as he made his league bow for West Brom.
Slaven Bilic introduced the left-footed midfielder at half-time with West Brom trailing 1-0 at Luton Town. Within six minutes, Diangana turned things around. He scored twice in six minutes and the game ended 2-1.
The England U20 midfielder’s first goal was sublime as he shifted the ball onto his favoured left foot and powered into the bottom corner. Moments later, he showed quick reactions to score a diving header to win it for the Baggies.
Diangana rightfully takes pride of place out of West Ham’s loan players this week. But Sead Haksabanovic – who many may have forgotten already – reminded Hammers fans that he is still around.
The Montenegro international is back in Sweden and he scored in IFK Norrkoping’s 2-0 win. Last week, the 20-year-old provided an assist and his goal this week will help his case for a future West Ham spot.
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Nathan Trott made his debut for AFC Wimbledon after shaking off an injury. The Bermuda-born goalkeeper was left out of the opening three matches through injury but he made the starting line-up as Wimbledon hosted Accrington Stanley in League One.
The 20-year-old earned rave reviews as he earned Wimbledon a point in Southwest London. It was Trott’s league debut but he already looks comfortable competing at that level.
Josh Cullen helped Charlton Athletic to a 2-2 draw against Barnsley on Saturday afternoon. The Republic of Ireland midfielder picked up a yellow card and he nearly scored but for a goalline block by a Barnsley player.
The 23-year-old contributed to two goals last week. There were no further assists for Cullen but he played the full 90 minutes to keep Charlton in the automatic promotion places.
Jordan Hugill was unable to add to his goal tally as Queens Park Rangers slumped to a loss against Bristol City. The 27-year-old, who scored in the opening game against Stoke City, missed one chance in the 2-0 defeat at Ashton Gate.
Martin Samuelsen came off the bench in Haugesund’s 2-1 win over Valerenga. The Norway midfielder was introduced in the 74th-minute and there were no goals while he was on the pitch.