Loan watch

  • by Staff Writer
  • Saturday, 6th August 2011

It was a mixed day for West Ham United's young loanees in today's Football League programme.

Jordan Spence, who completed a season-long loan move to Championship club Bristol City earlier in the week was part of the side that suffered a heavy opening day defeat at the hands of Ipswich Town.

The 21-year-old full-back played the full 90 minutes of City's 3-0 defeat at the hands of an ebullient Town, who scored twice in the final six minutes to record the division's biggest win of the day.

The game also featured Nicky Maynard, reportedly the subject of a bid from West Ham last week and former Hammers David James and Lee Bowyer, making his debut for Ipswich.
"Spence might be needed at centre back sharpish. He is composed and classy. We need his brains in the middle because unfortunately Tangs and Liam ain't dominant enough to form a partnership" - Jordan Tansley, Bristol City Fans' Forum

Two tiers below in League Two, 19-year-old Olly Lee's first game of his second spell with Dagenham & Redbridge ended in victory as John Still's side won 1-0 at Macclesfield.

Lee, like Spence, played a full 90 minutes in the Daggers midfield; the game was won for the visitors - who played the final quarter-of-an-hour with ten men after Chris Lewington was sent off for hand ball - by Medy Elito's 60th minute goal.

The third of West Ham's current loanees - midfielder Cristian Montano - failed to make the squad for Notts County's emphatic 3-0 win at Carlisle.

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