West Bromwich Albion journalist Chris Lepkowski has been sharing his thoughts on Baggies striker Jordan Hugill and his recent transfer to the Midlands club.
This comes after Lepkowski co-hosted a recent episode of Baggies-themed podcast The Liquidator, where he spoke about a variety of topics surrounding West Brom.
On the subject of Hugill, who joined the Baggies on a season-long loan deal from Premier League club Norwich City last month, Lepkowski had this to say about this move.
He said: “I think, from a tactical point of view, he will work.
“I think he might be one to unsettle defenders late in games, he’ll be coming on as a fresh pair of legs to press, to create space for other players to run into.
“I look forward to seeing him play a more sustained role over the coming weeks.
“I think, given [Kenneth] Zohore’s start to the season, I think it’s fair to say that Hugill will emerge as that go-to sub when we’re needing to get something towards the end of games.”
TIF Thoughts on Chris Lepkowski’s comments on Hugill and his move to West Brom…
Throughout his career, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.8 million according to Transfermarkt, has made a total of 208 appearances in the Championship, which proves he definitely has the experience under his belt to do a job for the Baggies this season.
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However, given how Hugill only managed to score four goals in 31 appearances for Norwich in the Championship last season, it’s easy to see why Lepkowski thinks Hugill is likely to be used as a substitute most of the time rather than a regular starter for the club during his current loan deal.
So far, Hugill has played 33 minutes off the bench, which came during West Brom’s recent 1-0 win over Peterborough United.
In our view, if Hugill manages to score a decent number of goals during his time at The Hawthorns this season, then this would definitely make his loan move worthwhile, even if he doesn’t start that many games for them.