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…
Queens Park Rangers have quickly established themselves as one of the Championship’s most entertaining outfits, with Mark Warburton’s side receiving widespread praise for their swashbuckling attacking play this term.
Much of their goal scoring exploits have been down to the form of their two loanees, with strikers Jordan Hugill and Nahki Wells both netting seven goals apiece so far, making them one of the most feared strike forces in the second division.
Given the form that has been shown by the duo this campaign, it is perhaps unsurprising that their form has attracted interest from other parties, with reports surfacing recently that fellow Championship side Birmingham City are eyeing a potential move for Wells in the January transfer window.
With the Bermudan’s parent club seemingly keen to cash in on their loan star, Hugill will surely be concerned by the latest developments of a saga that could run throughout the duration of the upcoming window.
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Any kind of departure for Wells would not only be a blow for the club as a whole but also for Hugill personally, as the 27-year-old has struck up such a profitable partnership with Wells.
Hugill would be left feeling under even greater pressure to carry the goal scoring burden for his side if the former Bradford City man was to depart, with a high volume of the West Ham loanee’s goals coming via link up play with his strike partner.
It remains to be seen if Wells would be open to exploring the possibility of departing the west London club for a permanent move, and Hugill will no doubt be following the situation with great angst over what the future could hold for his teammate in the coming weeks and months.
On the other hand, Hugill could be open to taking to the idea of becoming the R’s main man, with the 27-year-old currently sharing the limelight with Wells, he could see the speculation as a positive from his own individual perspective, as it would in theory allow him to revert to being a lone striker.
In the meantime, both players will be looking to find the back of the net once more for their club, as the R’s take on a struggling Middlesbrough side at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday, in what promises to be an intriguing game for both sides, with the clubs looking to put an end to their inconsistent form of late.