Loan round up



  • Four Hammers were in loan action this weekend
  • Josh Cullen was crucial once again for Bradford as they drew 1-1 with Millwall
  • Martin Samuelsen, George Dobson and Alex Pike all also featured for their respective sides

Josh Cullen played 90 minutes for Bradford City as the Bantams looked to keep in touch with the automatic promotion spots in League One when they faced Millwall.

It was never going to be an easy task hosting the in-form Lions however, and Stuart McCall’s men were forced to battle hard to equalise after Lee Gregory had opened the scoring five minutes into the second half.

It took only ten minutes, as the left-back poked in Mark Marshall’s drive across the face of goal.

Hammers midfielder Cullen, who has been in scintillating form for the Yorkshire side this season, did come close to giving Bradford the lead in the first half at Valley Parade, only to be denied by goalkeeper Jordan Archer.

Elsewhere in the same division, George Dobson and Martin Samuelsen both played their parts as substitutes in wins for their respective loan sides.

Dobson’s Walsall hosted Bristol Rovers and were comfortable 3-1 winners at the Bescot Stadium.

Eoghan O’Connell, Simeon Jackson and Joe Edwards all found the back of the net for the west Midlans outfit before Rovers’ top scorer Matt Taylor grabbed a late consolation.

Dobson was brought on for the remaining ten minutes of the match as Walsall looked to hold onto their lead and record the three points which eventually boosted them up to 13th in League One.

Meanwhile, Samuelsen played the final four minutes as Peterborough United stole maximum points at Swindon Town in a 1-0 victory.

Chris Forrester caught the hosts napping as the second half began, bagging the winner thanks to Marcus Maddison’s assist.

Finally, Alex Pike made his second appearance since joining Cheltenham Town on loan, playing 70 minutes in the side’s 2-1 defeat to high-flyers Plymouth Argyle.

The struggling Robins thought they had rescued a point when, five minutes before the end, Dan Holman cancelled out a Sonny Bradley opener.

There was a late twist however, as Bradley popped up one minute into injury time to find the back of the net for the second time and keep Plymouth just four points behind Doncaster Rovers at the top of League Two.

Enner Valencia was an unused substitute for Everton in their 1-0 away win at Crystal Palace, while Marcus Browne also sat on the bench for the first time at Wigan Athletic since joining the Latics on loan last week.