Hammers striker still hopes to make the grade
Jordan Hugill says he is keen to prove he has what it takes to become a first-team regular at West Ham.
Hugill is on a season-long loan at Championship side Queens Park Rangers and has already hit five goals in 10 league games this season.
Hugill was an £8m signing by former Hammers boss David Moyes in January 2018 but he’s struggled to make any impact at the London Stadium, having only made three senior appearances for the club.
Last season he was on loan at Middlesbrough and this term he has been sent to Loftus Road, where he’s admitted he is loving life, but he does not appear to be a part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans.
Despite being ignored by successive Hammers bosses, Hugill himself is not short of confidence that one day he will be able to make the grade and he hopes to do it at the London Stadium.
He told the Kilburn Times: “It’s one of them things where I can only improve on what I did last year so if I can improve on that this early then who knows where I can go.
“I believe personally that I’m a Premier League player. For me now my focus is to get QPR in the Premier League. I’m sure they’re West Ham keeping tabs and doing what they do but for me personally I’m just focused on what I’m doing here.”
Hugill came through the ranks at Preston and struck seven goals for Boro last season so will hope to continue to find the back of the net for the R’s before going back to West Ham at the end of the campaign.
The 27-year-old will be expected to feature for his loan club when they resume their Championship season against Hull after the international break on October 19.