By Darren Bent

10th Jun, 2020 | 10:28am

Exclusive: Frozen-out West Ham 28-yr-old tipped for second chance under Moyes

Darren Bent has tipped West Ham manager David Moyes to hand outcast striker Jordan Hugill a chance to prove himself at the London Stadium next season. 

The former Tottenham and England hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the current QPR loanee will have already held talks with the Scottish boss over his future at the club.

The 28-year-old, who was bought by Moyes during his first spell as West Ham boss, has struggled to make an impact in east London and has been shipped out on loan for the past two seasons.

However, with Moyes back at the helm at the London Stadium, Bent believes the Middlesbrough-born hitman could be given a second chance after his fine form at QPR.

Asked if he thought Hugill would Bent told Football Insider: “You know that you’re going to get the opportunity – if a manager signed you, you know full well that he’s going to give you the opportunity because he’ll remember you as a player that he signed. 

“For me, he’ll be happy, Hugill, that Moyes is back in charge. I’m sure they’d have had conversations a while back about what the future holds. 

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“There’s nothing more positive for a player than when a manager comes in that knows you, signed you and wants you to do well. That’s half the battle.” 

Hugill has netted 13 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions for QPR this season, while he was sent on loan to Middlesbrough last term.

He has just three games under his belt for West Ham, the last of which came in March 2018.

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