West Ham fans react to Reece Oxford display v Shrewsbury
West Ham fans were intrigued to see Reece Oxford start for their side in the FA Cup third round replay, after his loan to Borussia Monchengladbach was cut short.
Oxford joined the German side on a season-long loan in the summer but after making just three Bundesliga appearances, the Hammers invoked a clause to bring him back to east London.
West Ham reportedly turned down offers from both his loan club and RB Leipzig to sign Oxford on a permanent basis, and now the 19-year-old will look to force his way back into the first-team reckoning under Moyes.
He got his first chance in a West Ham shirt in the third round replay at home to Shrewsbury but it was an underwhelming first encounter and Hammers fans are convinced he wasn’t ready to play.
He made several key blunders and was eventually subbed off in the 69th minute for Mark Noble.
The game finished 0-0 but West Ham nicked it 1-0 in extra time with a goal from Reece Burke.
Here is a selection of the best reactions to Reece Oxford’s return to West Ham:
Reece Oxford blatantly isn’t fit. Silly to rush him back so soon after knee injury
— Aidan Lonergan (@ajlonergan) January 16, 2018
Reece Oxford has been dreadful.
— Lloyd Bowman (@lbowman6) January 16, 2018
REECE OXFORD IS BACK
— Bryant ???? (@bryntd) January 16, 2018
Reece Oxford has been soooooo sloppy
— Sam Crouch (@Crouchboy) January 16, 2018
Reece Oxford ????
— Craig ⚒ Jackman (@75_chicoIron) January 16, 2018
That’s Reece Oxford sold…
— Jamie (@Jamieonthisday) January 16, 2018
Recce Oxford ???????? isn’t the player I remember ????
— Stuart Quinn (@StewyQ) January 16, 2018
Oxford ain’t fit by the sounds of it…
— Eugene Gaughan (@eugene_gaughan) January 16, 2018
Oxford been so sloppy by the sounds of it, get him off for Samuelsen or Arnie
— Connor???? (@_ConnorWHUFC) January 16, 2018