By Paul Robinson

4th Nov, 2019 | 5:08pm

Exclusive: Robinson gushes about loaned-out West Ham player who Pellegrini may recall

Paul Robinson claimed that West Ham may turn to attacker Jordan Hugill in January by recalling him from his loan with QPR if the Hammers remain short of goals.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Tottenham and England goalkeeper admitted there was obviously a reason why Hugill was currently on loan at QPR instead of being with the Hammers but praised him for doing all he could while with the Championship club.

Hugill has scored seven goals in 14 appearances for QPR this season and has on averaged scored a goal every 151 minutes.

Robinson suggested that Hugill was playing to the best of his ability for QPR, and scoring goals, so the Hammers may consider recalling him in January if they need to boost their options upfront.

When asked whether he could end up having a chance at West Ham, Robinson told Football Insider: “Yeah well there’s obviously a reason why he’s out on loan, the manager wants him to get game time and as a player, you don’t want to sit around not playing, so for him to go out on loan it shows his ambition and will to play as well as his desire to play.

“When you go out on loan, what you can do is play to the best of your ability and score the goals like he’s doing.

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“Should the club recall him…if they’re still short of goals it may be something they look at.”

West Ham signed Hugill from Preston North End in January 2018 but he has only played three times for the London club with his playing time totalling 22 minutes.

The 27-year-old was loaned out by the Hammers last season to Middlesbrough but he only managed to seven goals in 42 outings for them.

In other West Ham news, Darren Bent defended Pellegrini over a decision which may have left a fan favourite fuming.