This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Player view’ series, this content strand is where we put ourselves in the shoes of a given player, and offer an opinion-based outlook on the perspective on the situation at hand…
QPR loanee, Jordan Hugill, has been in excellent form so far this season having already scored six goals since joining the R’s on loan from West Ham United.
Recent reports have suggested that the Hammers may be looking to offload the forward on a permanent deal in the January transfer window, and with his goalscoring record in the Championship, there should be a queue of clubs lining up at his door.
One of those clubs will most likely be QPR, although there are others who have sniffed around the 27-year-old in the past who will know that his goals could make an almighty difference to their Championship season.
He’ll be aiming to carry on the form that he’s been producing in recent weeks, that’s all that he really can do. It’s important that he stays in the right frame of mind and continues to focus on his football rather than any speculation about his potential future.
Hugill was excellent during his time at Preston, and maybe he made the step of going to the Premier League too early. He would have seen it as an opportunity that he simply couldn’t turn down, which is completely understandable, but in hindsight a couple more seasons in the Championship would have probably done the forward more good.
His time at Middlesbrough last season was affected by Tony Pulis’ style, so if looking for a move in the near future, it’s doubtful that Hugill would pick a club that fails to play a certain brand of attacking football.
Clubs such as Leeds and Reading had been touting his services before the move to West Ham, and he might be wondering whether either side might decide to come back in for him to get him a move to the Championship.
He’s built up a partnership with another R’s striker who is on loan in Nahki Wells. Together, they’ve both been on fire this season, so his comfortable nature might persuade him to join QPR on a full-time deal.
Whatever happens, Hugill must remain grounded and continue to do what he’s doing, and that’s scoring goals.