- Reece Burke was in action for Wigan against Reading in the Championship on Saturday
- Under new boss Warren Joyce, the Latics fell to a defeat, however
- A number of other Hammers loanees watched from the bench as their sides contested FA Cup ties
Reece Burke was the only Hammer in loan action over the weekend as he completed 90 minutes for Wigan Athletic in the Championship.
The struggling Latics, who recently appointed Warren Joyce as their new boss following the dismissal of Gary Caldwell, had another tough afternoon as Reading visited the DW Stadium to record a 3-0 win.
The match started in disastrous fashion for the hosts as Gareth McClearly found the net less than a minute in, and he doubled his tally on just five minutes, striking this time from distance.
Yann Kermorgant completed the scoring with a second half penalty to round off a miserable afternoon for Burke’s side.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Martin Samuelsen was an unused substitute for Blackburn Rovers in their 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa.
Sam Gallagher gave Rovers an early second half lead, but Jonathan Kodjia levelled from the penalty spot four minutes later before adding the winner with 20 minutes remaining.
In FA Cup action, Josh Pask was left on the bench as Gillingham were held 2-2 at home by National League North side Brackley Town on Saturday.
The visitors raced into a two-goal lead before former Hammer Frank Nouble scored twice to earn a replay.
Meanwhile, Walsall also suffered a disappointing result, beaten by Macclesfield Town 1-0 at home as George Dobson watched the action from the bench.
Josh Cullen and Lewis Page – regulars for Bradford City and Coventry City respectively this season – were both rested over the weekend; the Bantams were beaten 2-1 in the FA Cup by Accrington Stanley, while Coventry recorded a 1-1 draw at Morecambe.