JORDAN Hugill took just eight minutes of his QPR debut to get off the mark for the club, putting the R's in front against Stoke City at the Bet 365 Stadium.
The 27-year-old striker forged a reputation as a predator in the Championship prior to his move to West Ham United – from whom he arrived on a season-long loan – and he’ll be keen to show what he can do again at this level.
A relative latecomer to professional football, the early days of Hugill’s career were spent with non-league clubs including Seaham Red Star, Consett, Whitby Town and Marske United.
His break into league football came with a move to Port Vale – then in League One – in the summer of 2013, celebrating his first season by being named Vale’s Young Player of the Year.
12 months later Hugill joined Preston North End. After loan spells with Tranmere Rovers and Hartlepool United, he ended the campaign on the bench at Wembley as Preston clinched promotion to the Championship in the play-off final.
It wasn’t long before he established himself in the North End side and a regular on the scoresheet – amassing 23 goals in 103 appearances before his three-and-a-half-year stay at Deepdale ended in January 2018 with a deadline day transfer to West Ham.
A lack of opportunities at the London Stadium, though, resulted in him spending last season on loan in his hometown of Middlesbrough.
- Full Name:
- Jordan Hugill
- Date of birth:
- 4th June 1992
- 183 cm
- 64 kg
- Date signed:
- 28th July 2019