Hammer Nathan Holland scored two goals for Oxford United in a five nil win over AFC Wimbledon last night.
On-loan West Ham winger Holland scored in in the first half to help set up what was only Oxford’s second league win since December. Henry chipped over the Wimbledon keeper five minutes into the second half after former Hammer Marcus Browne played him through. Hammer Holland added his second of the night with a low finish after 55 minutes.
Holland joined the Hammers from Everton in January 2017 and went on to make his senior Hammers debut against Bolton Wanderers later that year, prior to this season’s first-team appearances. At U23 level, Holland has recorded 14 goals and eight assists in 18 appearances this season, helping his team to open up a four-point gap at the top of Premier
In January, it was announced that the 21-year-old winger joined League One club Oxford United on loan for the remainder of the season.
Yep and he could have been given the chance to sink many teams if he had been given game time ..ie 1-0 up v Ars lose 3-1 .3.1 up against Brighton draw 3 all .only examples of games where a talented forward player can come on of the bench and put pressure on the opposition and give a bit of rest bite to our defence..no send him out on loan😤😤
That’s how sad the situations are at West Ham. We loan out … or sell our best und23’s and keep the under-performing and overpaid, useless 1st team players at home.
Again I say, why must the good West Ham und23’s get experience in lower divisions, when the top clubs such as Liverpool, Manu, ManC and Tottenham throw their youngsters in at the deep end, at the right time in their 1st teams? What West Ham have done with Holland, Cullen and Diangana etc is totally unacceptable. Let’s hope Xander gets his chance to show his another Martial.
But well done Holland and these loanees. We are so proud of you.
We pride ourselves in developing good youngsters for great careers. Can West Ham hierarchy not get this?
Premier League 2 – Division 2 is around the same level as League 2.