By Joe Ellis

20th Jan, 2022 | 2:40pm

Hugill's West Brom loan could change after update from Norwich manager

West Brom loanee Jordan Hugill could be close to the end of his time at The Hawthorns as Norwich City look set to recall him to Carrow Road.

The 29-year-old has been a bit-part player for Valerien Ismael’s side this season having scored just once in his 20 appearances for the Baggies this season.

Norwich are supposedly not happy with Hugill’s lack of game time and manager Dean Smith has revealed that they could move to recall him this month.

“It is still quiet at the moment. We’re monitoring a lot of different situations and I’m having a lot of discussions obviously,” Smith said, as quoted by the Eastern Daily Press.

“Potentially (things are) changing for Jordan. I had a chat with him to just get his feelings on where he was and how he was at the time. He’s a little bit frustrated because he’s not been playing at West Brom.

“He’s been in and out of the team, getting some minutes, and in and out of the squad as well. When players go out on loan, they’re going out to play football games and get the minutes they require. Obviously, at the moment, he’s not so I said it’s something that we’ll look at.”

No loss to the Baggies

You would be hard-pressed to find a West Brom fan who is devastated by this news.

Hugill has done little on the pitch to endear him to the Hawthorns faithful fans and it is no surprise that he hasn’t featured in any of the last three games.

The arrival of Daryl Dike earlier in January has pushed the 29-year-old further down the pecking order and further incomings aren’t helping his situation.

It would be best for Norwich, West Brom and Hugill for him to be recalled with a loan lower down the Championship perhaps what he needs to kickstart his career again.

Hugill certainly has the pedigree to score goals consistently in the second tier having done so before at Preston North End and QPR but it is clear now that it isn’t going to happen at West Brom.

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