'Can't wait', 'Ruffle a few feathers' – West Ham fans react as Moyes hints at one starter v Brighton
West Ham fans are excited about the prospect of new signing Jordan Hugill starting against Brighton on Saturday.
The former Preston North End striker signed for West Ham for £9million on deadline day.
And now manager David Moyes has said that “he’s ready” to make his mark instantly in the Premier League.
Talking in his pre-match press conference, as quoted by the official West Ham website, he said: “I think Jordan is ready. I think he could play and he won’t let us down in terms of his effort and commitment.”
He might not have been the stellar name that West Ham fans were looking for in the January window – Hugill has eight goals in 27 Championship appearances so far this season – but they’re happy to get their first glimpse of him at the Amex.
Here is a selection of the best reactions from West Ham fans ahead of the 3pm kick-off on Saturday:
— Mark Boundy (@markboundy) February 2, 2018
Can't wait for Hugill to score tomorrow and the board to come out saying they knew he was really good and that they've wanted him ever since they saw him play in non league????
— Ozzy brooks⚒ (@BrooksOzzy) February 2, 2018
I hope Hugill starts. Good game for him to come into. Antonio needs to start with a little spell on the bench in my opinion.
— Bubbles the bear (@bubbles_bear1) February 2, 2018
Everton were sniffing around him. He’s a decent left back. How can you comment on Hugill when we ain’t seen him yet? Did you hear of Vardy before Leicester? Ok here’s another … Antonio? Came from forest & look at home now. Your nit picking over 1 player
— Trev B (@Bigtrev1981) February 2, 2018
Let’s get behind hugill ⚒
— Leighton Dilliway (@LDilliway) February 2, 2018
If Hugill scores tomorrow I'll get his name and number on next years shirt
— Shane Bailey (@ShaneBasuaku) February 2, 2018
— MikE3 (@SquireLowOutput) February 2, 2018
Hope he gets his chance and smashes it.
— Al Bundy (@AlBundy37279026) February 2, 2018
Hugill hat-trick happening.
— Angolan Saxon (@Bartolo72301474) February 2, 2018
Jordan Hugill will score a hat-trick in the Brighton match, I can feel it in my bones!
— SPYN-DOCTOR (@VinylSpinDoctor) February 2, 2018
I would like to see Hugill thrown in against Brighton at the weekend if he is eligible…with his apparent work ethic and determination to prove himself he might teach some of the older pros a thing or two and ruffle a few feathers.
— Dave (@dcostin1) February 2, 2018
Good thing with Moyes is every player he signs will have a high work rate and good attitude. I think Jordan Hugill is in that bracket and that's ultimately what you need in a player first and foremost then the ability #whufc
— R. Jones (@RockyWhu) February 2, 2018
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