By Beck Pascal

15th Jan, 2022 | 8:10pm

View: West Brom must show Jordan Hugill the exit door

Dean Smith revealed today (January 14) that there is no recall option in Jordan Hugill’s loan deal at West Brom as per Birmingham Live

The striker has been out of favour at the Hawthorns recently due to a long spell of poor form, scoring one goal in 20 games for the Baggies. 

The introduction of Daryl Dike from Orlando City sees the Englishman pushed even further down the pecking order with the American set to make his debut this weekend against QPR – with Smith also planning talks with Hugill. 

His future in the Midlands looks to be over before it even got going and with Norwich City, his parent club, obviously not wanting to bring him back, his footballing future is up in the air. 

Unfortunate 

No one could have known just how bad Hugill would have been in front of goal when the club brought him in on a season long loan at the start of the season. You can’t help but feel sorry for him because he deserves so much better. 

Not once have I seen Hugill not giving his absolute all for this team and for that reason, Albion fans should always respect him. 

Aged 29, it’s hard to see Hugill make any more ‘progress’ in English football with a dropdown in standard a viable option for the attacker. 

He certainly isn’t up to Premier League standards and has severely struggled at the top of the Championship this season so it is difficult to see how Norwich would justify keeping him. 

West Brom could really have done with getting him off their books in January as they look to free up space and finances within the squad. Instead, he will be rotting on the bench most likely whilst costing the Baggies a fortune. 

In other Albion news, Peterborough chief ‘confident’ in signing West Brom ace Morton in summer.