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Hatfield believes that Hugill will lead the line for West Brom

Express and Star journalist Luke Hatfield believes that Jordan Hugill will come in and lead the line for West Bromwich Albion.

Hugill signed for the Baggies on a season-long loan deal from Premier League side Norwich City.

The 29-year-old has plenty of Championship experience, making 208 appearances in the division for Preston North End, Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers, Norwich and now West Bromwich Albion.

In those 208 appearances, Hugill has found the back of the net on 46 occasions and has provided a further seven goals for his teammates. West Brom’s newest signing made his debut for the club last weekend, as he was a second-half substitute in the Baggies 1-0 win against Peterborough United.

Hatfield believes that Hugill will lead the line for West Brom, telling Football FanCast: “Well a striker was always going to be the biggest one for Albion, but for Ismael like I said before it was about getting the right man in, with the right mentality.

“I think a lot of people are almost understating the signing of Hugill. I think he is probably the man that Ismael really wants to lead the line.

“I think Hugill is someone he’s really happy to have brought into the club. You know, with fans they’re always desperate to see a big name signing, a marquee signing, a striker and I think the one which fans probably wanted was Daryl Dike.”

West Bromwich Albion have made a fantastic start to life back in the Championship, as the Baggies have picked up 13 points from a possible 15 so far and currently sit second in the league table, with only Fulham ahead of them on goal difference as they look to make an immediate return to the promised land.