QPR striker Jordan Hugill has become first choice after the exit of Nahki Wells in January and many fans of the West London club have been debating his effectiveness.
Hugill joined the R’s on loan from West Ham United in the summer and formed a formidable partnership with Wells for much of the early part of the campaign.
The 27-year-old has scored 14 goals in 32 appearances for QPR this season but has found the net hard to find recently.
Hugill has scored just one goal in his last 14 Championship games and has failed to find the net since Wells’ left the club.
QPR have picked up just one point from a possible nine since the departure of the Bermudian striker, including losing 1-0 to his new club Bristol City.
The R’s were not able to replace Wells in January, meaning though they have some excellent attacking options they’re not blessed with a huge number of strikers.
With that in mind, Hugill looks set to play a key role in the next few months.
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The striker’s effectiveness has drawn debate among QPR fans, with some suggesting criticism is unfair and others clearly frustrated by his performances.
Read the reaction of R’s fans here:
He’s a proper work horse I love watching him puts a right shift in
— Kieren O’Rourke (@KierenIs) February 12, 2020
Can’t fault his attitude but his finishing is horrendous! At times he needs a partner alongside him to occupy defenders! His best games have been alongside Nahki not on his own
— Niks Fearon (@Niks8_) February 12, 2020
I’d back Jordan Hugill every day of the week, form means the finishing is wayward when we need better right now BUT that’s temporary and the guy’s class is permanent. He will hit a prolific spell soon, no time like Saturday to start.
— Geoff Meenan 🇨🇮🇪🇺🇬🇧 (@Geoff_Meenan) February 12, 2020
Yes his hold up play is good and he brings people into the game but I think it is fair to criticise him. We haven’t scored all of February. We have had 42 chances so far this month and he’s not scored one. Yesterday he had 2 or 3 good chances to score yet he didn’t.
— Daniel (@danlambert123) February 12, 2020
I really like him , great attitude and determination. It’s service he needs the more chances the more goals he will score.
— Petesaardvark (@petesaardvark) February 12, 2020
Dunno think he fouls alot, poor finisher, poor ball control
— Raghu Bala (@raghurambala) February 13, 2020
Works unbelievably hard, but he’s not a good finisher .
It’s not his fault he has a 8mill price tag , because he’s 1mill run of the target man who gets about the pitch
— A j turkish (@ajmelhuish) February 12, 2020
He works best as a second striker. He does work very hard, and gets involved with good link up play, but having him up top on his own won’t work, he’s not clinical enough.
— Mr. Negativity (@markmaher85) February 12, 2020