Loan watch: Oxford starts in draw, but snow puts paid to domestic action

Reece Oxford in action against Werder Bremen


Reece Oxford was the only one of West Ham United’s five loanees to see action over the weekend.

The defender started Borussia Monchengladbach’s 2-2 Bundesliga draw with Werder Bremen in snowy Germany at right-back, but was powerless to prevent the visitors coming from two goals down to snatch a share of the spoils at Stadion im Borussia-Park.

Friday’s draw leaves Monchengladbach eighth in the table ahead of a trip to fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday afternoon.

Toni Martinez was an unused substitute as Valladolid draw 1-1 with Rayo Vallecano in Spain’s Segunda Division. Valladolid sit tenth in the table, but just three points outside the Promotion Play-Off positions. They travel to lowly Alcorcon on Saturday.

Closer to home, Reece Burke was also an unused substitute for Bolton Wanderers in their 3-1 EFL Championship defeat by Preston North End at the Macron Stadium. Burke’s former West Ham Academy teammate Sean Maguire was Preston’s hero, scoring twice on his return from a three-month injury layoff. Bolton and Burke will hope to return to winning ways at Reading on Tuesday evening.

Elsewhere, the wintry weather put paid to Robert Snodgrass and Aston Villa’s home Championship game against Queens Park Rangers, Martin Samuelsen and Burton Albion’s Championship fixture at Sheffield United, as well as Moses Makasi and Plymouth Argyle’s League One trip to Rochdale.

Snodgrass and Samuelsen should be back in action in midweek, with Villa travelling to Sunderland and Burton hosting Brentford on Tuesday.