- Due to the international break, only two Hammers were in loan action this weekend
- First, Lewis Page played for Coventry City but they were defeated in League One by Fleetwood Town
- Josh Pask was involved in Gillingham’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Sunday
As England’s top two tiers enjoyed a break due to international football, only Lewis Page and Josh Pask were in loan action this weekend in the EFL.
Neither Hammer could help their side add points to their League One tally though, as first Page’s Coventry City went down 2-0 at the hands of Fleetwood Town.
The Sky Blues travelled to Highbury Stadium following on from their midweek 4-2 Checkatrade Trophy victory over West Ham United’s youngsters, though Page was ineligible for Tuesday’s tie.
Short of confidence in the league and sitting in the relegation zone however, Tony Mowbray’s men suffered a poor second half in Lancashire to concede two goals and three points.
Chris Long, on loan himself from Premier League Burnley, collected a long, diagonal pass from Kyle Dempsey and, composing himself in the penalty area, slotted coolly under the keeper to break the deadlock after 58 minutes.
And with 19 minutes remaining, the result was put beyond Page – who played the full 90 minutes for City – and Coventry, as substitute Martyn Woolford crashed in at the near post to make it 2-0.
The west Midlands outfit next face Millwall, who this weekend recorded a 1-1 draw with Bradford City. Josh Cullen, though, was not involved this week for the Bantams.
On Sunday, Josh Pask’s Gillingham faced Sheffield United at home live on Sky Sports, but were cruelly beaten as the Blades stole the points in injury time.
Bradley Dack’s first half free-kick put Justin Edinburgh’s men in control, but Kieron Freeman turned home from close range in the 65th minute to spark a second half comeback.
The hosts looked to have held out for the point until, one minute into time added on, West Ham centre-back Pask handled a cross inside the area and Billy Sharp tucked away the penalty to seal the win for United.
Pask could face one of his parent Club teammates in Cullen next weekend as Bradford travel to Priestfield in League One.
Recently loaned out Hammers Reece Burke, Enner Valencia, Doneil Henry and Luka Belic will wait for debuts at their respective sides Wigan Athletic, Everton, AC Horsens and Motherwell.