So Jordan Hugill’s terrible form in front of goal in recent months continues.
After enjoying an impressive start to the season that saw him score seven goals in QPR’s opening 13 games in the Championship, the 27-year-old has really hit a brick wall in terms of finding the back of the net.
His latest blank against Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon means he has now scored just the once in his last 13 league games, and his performance against the Terriers certainly left a lot to be desired too.
As per Sofascore, his 6.2 match rating was the joint-second worst of any player on the pitch, and when you look at his underlying numbers, it is easy to see why. He missed one big chance, had just 19 touches, made only eight accurate passes and committed three fouls.
After seeing his display, QPR fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the striker.
Not much happened in the first half, though I have to say Jordan Hugill is an absolute donkey, never runs, never puts pressure on and loses the ball everytime he gets on it. Ball was very good apart from the first five and Eze was very good after a pretty poor 7 games or so.
— Kevin🇸🇪🏴 (@qpr_kevin) February 8, 2020
Some QPR fans meanwhile questioned why Warburton didn’t either take Hugill off, or bring on Aramide Oteh earlier.
#QPR more poor substitutions,Warburton needs to try something different like putting Oteh on & going longer to take advantage of his pace,Hugill & Pugh are too slow to cause problems
— mick (@qprmicky) February 8, 2020
Hugill hasn’t done anything to this point. Would’ve brought in Oteh rather than Pugh. Let’s see what happens.
— just Drew (@DNixSports) February 8, 2020
Hugill doing okay only, not clinical when he had the overhead through ball from Eze. I suggest we put on two strikers with Oteh and Hugill, rest Chair and put on Jack Clarke.
— Sim Jing Ying (@Simisatweeter) February 8, 2020
Another couple of supporters insisted that Hugill gives the team nothing, with one fan in particular slamming him for committing fouls.
No chances created unless Eze is on the ball, no clean sheets, no movement up top. Hugill gives us nothing
— Conor Mac Murdy (@c_macmurdy25) February 8, 2020
— Yousef Marafi® (@Yousef_QPR) February 8, 2020
How the tides have changed for the Hoops.
After bagging six in a demolition job over Cardiff on New Year’s Day, Mark Warburton’s side have managed just one win in the Championship, losing four.
If they are to avoid a dramatic slide into the relegation places, then they will need Hugill to step up and end this worrying goal-scoring form in immediate fashion.
QPR desperately need him to get his mojo back, or else things could get a lot worse.