Loan round up



  • Only one West Ham United player on loan was in action over the weekend
  • Josh Cullen played for Bradford City in their 1-1 draw with Walsall
  • Enner Valencia looks set to play a part in tonight’s Merseyside derby

Two clubs of Hammers on loan in League One went head to head on Saturday as George Dobson’s Walsall hosted Josh Cullen’s Bradford City.

Though the former was left on the bench during the 1-1 draw, Cullen completed the full 90 minutes for the Bantams who remain in the play-offs in the third tier.

Isaiah Osborne gave the Saddlers the lead just four minutes into the second period, finding the bottom corner from just inside the penalty area at the Bescot Stadium.

But the visiting fans were not made to wait long for some festive cheer as Jordy Hiwula tucked the ball past Neil Etheridge in goal after the keeper had denied him previously.

Though no other Hammers on loan were in action over the weekend, one looks set to play on Monday evening.

Enner Valencia, who started in Everton’s 2-1 win against Arsenal last week, could play a part in the Merseyside derby as Liverpool cross Stanley Park to play at Goodison.

The Ecuador international will be hoping to help improve the Blues’ derby record, as they currently have just two wins from the last 22 meetings with their fierce rivals.