Jordan Hugill has been in fantastic form for Queens Park Rangers this season, finding the net on seven occasions for Mark Warburton’s side.
His performances have been a key reason as to why QPR have had a solid start to the new season, and the 27-year-old will be playing with a point to prove to his parent club, West Ham United.
QPR signed Hugill on loan from the Hammers at the start of this season, and Mark Warburton was taking a gamble on the Middlesbrough-born attacker.
He spend last season also on loan to his hometown club in the Championship, but did not produce the levels he is capable of, scoring seven times in 47 appearances for Boro.
Then West Ham manager David Moyes signed Hugill in January 2018 from Preston North End, for a fee of £10 million, but was limited to just twenty-two minutes of playing time in the 2017-18 season.
In an interview with Football Insider, ex-England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been discussing Hugill’s situation, even suggesting that West Ham may recall him.
“When you go out on loan, what you can do is play to the best of your ability and score the goals like he’s doing.”
“Should the club [West Ham] recall him…if they are still short of goals it may be something they look at.”
It is an interesting point of view that Paul Robinson shares, and it is not out of reach either.
Hugill will be desperate to impress his parent club, as every player has aspirations of playing at the highest level.
As West Ham currently only have two centre-forwards; Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti, it cannot be ruled out that Hugill will be recalled if he continues his good form for the R’s and West Ham’s poor form continues.