Express and Star journalist Luke Hatfield believes that new West Bromwich Albion striker Jordan Hugill will surprise a few people.
The 29-year-old has signed a season-long loan deal with the Baggies from Premier League side Norwich City and made his first appearance for West Brom off the substitutes’ bench in their 1-0 victory against Peterborough United over the weekend.
The Baggies have been linked with a move for a striker this summer and Hatfield believes that Hugill will surprise a few people, telling Football FanCast: “I think fans will be pleasantly surprised by Hugill and the performances he puts in.
“If he’s on his game he will offer something different for Albion, he will offer the ability to play with his back to goal, someone who will work hard, press defenders. I think they could be pleasantly surprised by him.”
Hugill knows the Championship well having played for Preston North End, Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City in the division and has a good goalscoring record also, as he has found the back of the net on 46 occasions and also provided seven assists.
The Baggies are the second top scorers in the Championship so far, scoring 12 goals and goal difference only separates them and top-of-the-table Fulham, with both clubs collecting 13 points from a possible 15.