In an interview with Metro, Queens Park Rangers striker Jordan Hugill gave his take on why his dream move to his boyhood club Middlesbrough didn’t go as planned.

QPR’s Jordan Hugill is the joint top scorer this season with five goals in seven games, and shares the accolade with Charlton Athletic’s Lyle Taylor, Fulham’s Aleksander Mitrovic and Borja Baston of Swansea City.

But he didn’t look like achieving this feat during his loan move to Middlesbrough last season.

He arrived with big expectations at The Riverside. Fresh from a big money move to Premier League side West Ham, and a boyhood Middlesbrough fan, supporters of the club expected Hugill to be the answer to their goalscoring woes.

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However, he only managed to score six Championship goals in 37 games, and given he has nearly matched this tally in 30 less games at QPR, it shows that his move to Boro didn’t work out.

‘At Middlesbrough things just didn’t happen” he said. “Nothing against Middlesbrough, that’s my club, where I grew up and was a season-ticket holder. I love that club to death.

“But sometimes things don’t go the way you want them to go. To come here has been a breath of fresh air and I’m enjoying playing and scoring goals.’

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QPR face Millwall at Loftus Road this weekend, where Hugill will be hoping to match last season’s tally. Whereas Middlesbrough face Cardiff City in South Wales, and both sides will want to build on a four match unbeaten run in the league.


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