Jordan Hugill had a shocker for Queens Park Rangers as they lost 2-0 against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
It is safe to say that West Ham United have had their struggles in the striker area this season.
Albian Ajeti is the biggest sign of this, as he is still yet to score a single goal since joining the club, despite starting three cup games against lower league opposition. In addition, he has made eight substitute appearances.
Then there is the summer’s marquee signing, Sebastien Haller, who has had issues of his own in adjusting to life at London Stadium.
Jordan Hugill’s performance in QPR’s Championship match on Saturday indicates he is also suffering.
The 28-year-old had a shocker, as his WhoScored rating of 5.8 was the joint-lowest of any player on the pitch, alongside Ilias Chair.
He struggled to make any real impact on the game, going the whole match without testing Jonas Lossl once, as his only shot of the game went off target.
The former Preston North End striker’s passing was also poor, as he completed just 64% of his attempted balls, while failing to make any key passes at all.
Even if he wasn’t showing much finesse in his play, it may have been expected that Hugill would at least win his personal battles. He didn’t even manage that, winning just two of the aerial duels that he competed in throughout the 90 minutes, as per WhoScored.
The out-of-favour West Ham man has nine Championship goals for QPR this season, but he was truly ineffective against Huddersfield.