In our Loan Watch feature series, the Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from a particular club are faring whilst they are away from their parent side and provide a brief update regarding their form.
West Ham United’s Grady Diangana and Josh Cullen both played a part in victories over the weekend, for West Bromwich Albion and Charlton Athletic respectively, while Martin Samuelsen was instrumental in earning a draw for Haugesund.
Martin Samuelsen – Haugesund
Samuelsen scored a brace against Kristiansund to earn his side a 2-2 draw, which keeps Haugesund eighth in the Elitiserien table.
The 22-year-old’s two goals opened up a 2-1 lead for his side, though an 85th-minute strike from Torgil Owre Gjertsen robbed Haugesund of all three points.
This comes after he netted in a midweek Norwegian Cup quarter-final against Mjonalden to help secure the win, as per West Ham’s official website – which indicates he could be hitting some good form.
Grady Diangana – West Bromwich Albion
Diangana played the full 90 minutes as West Bromwich Albion beat Jordan Hugill’s Queens Park Rangers to go top of the Championship table – a place that would have been QPR’s if they had claimed the three points.
The 21-year-old was a threat for Slaven Bilic’s side, making four successful dribbles during the game, as well as two key passes, as per WhoScored, while he came inches away from an assist, as his ball across the box flashed past Charlie Austin’s outstretched leg.
He also displayed defensive effectiveness, completing all three of the tackles that he attempted.
Josh Cullen – Charlton Athletic
Josh Cullen’s corner led to the only goal of the game as Charlton Athletic beat Leeds United, with the ball eventually going in off Macauley Bonne, as shown in the highlights video on the official Leeds United YouTube channel.
The Republic of Ireland international made one key pass while also winning three aerial duels, as well as making two tackles, three interceptions and three clearances, as per WhoScored.
This result puts the Addicks sixth in the table on 17 points, which leaves them level with their opponents on the day, who remain fourth despite the loss.
Diangana and Cullen’s performances this season have been encouraging, indicating that if given the chance, they could potentially be useful players for the Hammers.
It is also good to see Samuelsen is beginning to hit some form, though it is unlikely he will be able to come back and make a difference in claret and blue given the talent on offer in Stratford right now.
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