Queens Park Rangers’ on-loan duo Nahki Wells and Jordan Hugill have scored 12 of their side’s 18 goals in the Championship this season, but will they able to take Mark Warburton’s side to the Premier League?
Loftus Road is seeing one of it’s best attacking partnership since the days of Les Ferdinand and Trevor Sinclair this season.
Nahki Wells on-loan from Burnley and Jordan Hugill on-loan from West Ham account for two-thirds of QPR’s league goals this season, and the duo are finding form after some tough spells.
In the latest FLW Six-Pointer, we discuss whether the pair can fire QPR to promotion from the Championship this season.
Do either of Hugill or Wells have promotion experience?
Wells has both promotion experience from League One with Bradford City and from the Championship in 2017 with Huddersfield, and Hugill from League One with Preston in 2015.
Both their experiences will be vital for QPR heading deeper into the season.
Can Wells and Hugill last the whole season?
Both have had trouble with injuries in their careers which has arguably stopped them from reaching the levels that their earlier careers promised.
But they look fresh and hungry as ever this season, and should be able to keep their scoring form up until May.
Is there back-up for Wells and Hugill at QPR?
Not really. Warburton was building his side to play one up-front in the Summer, but has opted for two in most games this season.
After Wells and Hugill, they’ve Jan Mlakar on-loan from Brighton and Lewis Walker – neither have started in the Championship for QPR this season.
Will QPR sign Wells and/or Hugill on a permanent?
Depending on this season’s outcome, we may see one or both of Wells and Hugill join QPR on a permanent basis.
Wells has said this week that he ‘wouldn’t hesitate one bit’ if the opportunity was there to move to West London.
What makes Wells and Hugill so good together?
It may not be that Wells and Hugill are working so well together, but that they’re just two strikers in goal-scoring form.
They’ve both benefited from having the likes of Ebere Eze and Ilias Chair behind them in midfield, and a change in attacking approach to last season encourages, particularly Wells, to run along defensive lines more often.
Wells or Hugill?
There’s barely a goal between them this season. Hugill has done brilliantly after having a fairly average spell at Middlesborough last year, whilst Wells has come back to Loftus Road even stronger.
QPR fans will probably say Wells though, because he seems to have more of a personal affection with the club.