Loan watch: Martinez debuts, Oxford celebrates, Burke secures point

Toni Martinez


Toni Martinez made his full debut for Real Valladolid, but was unable to prevent his team falling to a 2-1 Spanish Segunda Division defeat at Cordoba on Saturday.

The West Ham United loanee (pictured, above) played for the opening 56 minutes and Valladolid were leading 1-0 through Moyano’s when the striker was replaced by Chris Ramos.

With Martinez off the pitch, Cordoba introduced former Spain winger Jose Antonio Reyes from the bench and turned the game around with goals from Sasa Jovanovic and Sergi Guardiola inside the final 17 minutes.

Elsewhere on the continent, Reece Oxford fared better, helping Borussia Monchengladbach end a four-match losing streak by scoring a 1-0 German Bundesliga victory at Hannover 96.

Oxford (pictured, below) started his second match in succession after returning to the club in January, completing the full 90 minutes at right-back.

Christoph Kramer was the match-winner, netting 18 minutes from time to silence the Niedersachsenstadion crowd and help Monchengladbach climb above their opponents and up to seventh in the table.


Reece Oxford in action at Hannover 96


Closer to home, Robert Snodgrass scored his seventh goal and registered his eighth assist of the season as Aston Villa won 4-2 at Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Championship.

Snodgrass assisted Glenn Whelan’s equaliser to make it 2-2 on 67 minutes before completing the scoring from the penalty spot in the third minute of added time after the Scot had himself been fouled by Daniel Pudil.

Also in the Championship, Martin Samuelsen and Reece Burke were in action for relegation-threatened Burton Albion and Bolton Wanderers respectively.

Samuelsen’s Burton sank to 23rd after going down to a 1-0 home defeat by Millwall, with the Norwegian playing the opening 85 minutes.

Burke’s Bolton are 19th after securing a hard-earned goalless draw at Norwich City, with the defender playing for 81 minutes before being replaced by Derik.

Finally, Moses Makasi was an unused substitute as Plymouth Argyle made it six League One wins in a row to climb into the Play-Off places. The Pilgrims’ latest victory saw the Devon side defeat Bradford City 1-0 at Home Park.