Hello, Hammers. We are back, and we’d like to apologize for the break. Now, with the end of the season nearing, it’s most important to know how West Ham’s loanees are doing and how their squads stack up in their respective league tables. So let’s get right to it.
Don’t forget you can always catch up with who our loanees are right here, with the West Ham Loanee Index.
But first, this right here is very exciting (!!!):
Joshua Cullen — Bradford City (League One)
Josh Cullen has been kicking balls (of the soccer variety) and taking no names. Not only is the kid winning MOTM most games he plays in, he’s seemingly got the endurance of a veteran football player, playing the full 90 minutes for the Bantams game in and game out. Save a 2-0 loss at the hands (or should we say feet) of league-leading Sheffield United most recently, the Bantams were in incredible form to keep them in the League One Playoff.
How has @JoshCullen8 not got into League One Team Of The Season? He literally gets man of the match every week for high-flying Bradford.— Aran (@AranNicolWHUFC) April 20, 2017
BCAFC sits at fifth place in the League One table—five points ahead of sixth place Milwall (read: trash), and six points ahead of seventh place Southend United.
And don’t forget to vote for Cullen to win the Bantams’ Player of the Year!
Sam Howes — Hampton & Richmond (National League South)
Howes has been doing outstandingly in the National League South. At the ripe age of 19, he’s started every game for the Beavers since the inception of his loan, and he got a clean sheet in a seemingly easy 5-0 win against Oxford City back on April 8th.
The lad even won the player of the month award for the month of March.
Unfortunately, a 3-1 loss at Dartford has ensured that the Beavers won’t qualify for a playoff spot.
George Dobson — Walsall (League One)
Dobson came off the bench in Walsall’s last two matches for a draw and a win respectively. Although he’s capped just 36 minutes in those matches for a middling outfit, it’s good to see the young midfielder getting some time in. Now that Walsall seems to be out of the playoff spot race and also out of fear of the relegation zone, we could see our man get some extra time so he can showcase his potential.
Sam Ford — Bishop’s Stortford (National League South)
Sam Ford has been getting time with his loanee club, but to no avail as they’ve not won a match since the 4th of March. Always good for a young player to be getting time, but his team (and subsequently he) has not scored a goal since, yep, you guessed it: the 4th of March.
Enner Valencia — Everton (Premier League)
Enner Valencia played the entire second half of the match against Burnley, but no goals were scored by the Ecuadorian. Surprise, surprise. He’s rumored to be making a permanent switch to Everton in the offseason. Good.
DID NOT PLAY (DNP):
- Toni Martinez (Injured)
- Martin Samuelsen
- Reece Oxford
- Alex Pike
- Marcus Browne
- Jaanai Gordon
Back from loan:
- Reece Burke (Recalled due to injury)
- Kyle Knoyle
- Josh Pask
No longer with the club:
- Luka Belic
- Stephen Hendrie