Wolverhampton Wanderers are tracking Preston North End’s Jordan Hugill, according to HITC Sport.

The 24-year-old has become a regular for the Lilywhites and was rewarded in September with a new two-year contract, keeping him at the Deepdale until 2018. The six foot striker joined in 2014 from Port Vale and was a part of the play-off final squad where Preston won promotion from League One.

This season, Hugill has made a huge 25 appearances for Preston and scored six goals- including an important goal in a 2-2 draw against title-challengers Brighton & Hove Albion.

Wolves boss Paul Lambert has stressed that strikers are his main priority for his struggling West Midlands team in January’s transfer window. Although, with three wins in six, Wolves have improved since going on a nine game win drought between September and December. It now seems Lambert is interested in the signing of Hugill to boost his side’s attacking power.

The Preston man certainly knows the value of hard work, as he had to work his way up the footballing ranks the tough way. Hugill began his senior career at Seaham Red Star in the Northern League Division One, England’s ninth tier of football. He didn’t sign a professional contract until 2013 at Port Vale and played for Consett, Whitby Town and Marske United to find his way into the Football League.

The Middlesbrough-born striker is renowned for his strength and ability to out-muscle defenders off the ball. The desire may be something needed at the Molineux this season, although Wolves will have to pay the Lancashire club handsomely as Preston are keen to hold onto their player.

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