QPR striker Jordan Hugill netted his 13th goal of the season over the weekend as his side were held to a 2-2 draw by Birmingham City at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Hugill has been a key player for Mark Warburton’s side since his loan switch from West Ham last summer, with the 27-year-old having become increasingly important since the departure of leading marksman Nahki Wells to Bristol City.
The former Preston frontman has now started each of QPR’s last eight Championship clashes, with the west London side now sitting nine points adrift of the play-off spots after staging a respectable five-game unbeaten run in recent weeks.
QPR are now somewhat short on strikers following Wells’ permanent move to Bristol City after his recall to Burnley, and Hugill has without doubt become Warburton’s clear first-choice frontman ahead of 21-year-old forward Aramide Oteh.
This has led to the question being posed on The Optimistic QPR Supporters Page on Facebook asking whether Rs supporters would like to see the club sign Hugill on a permanent deal when his current loan deal expires over the summer.
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Plenty of QPR supporters responded by suggesting they would love to see Hugill return to the club next season given his exploits this term, while others expressed doubts over whether the club would be able to afford the striker’s wages.
Here are some of the responses…
Matt Birch: I would take him.
Melvyn Feltham: We can’t afford him.
Lucas Bartol-Bibb: Works so hard for the team and does score goals! If he took a sufficient cut then get him signed!
Jaye Jesse Cooper: Pay whatever he wants, amazing player.
Howie Garland: He’ll get goals all day long, keep if possible.