West Ham's Hugill makes Middlesbrough loan move

Middlesbrough's hopes of winning promotion from the Championship have been boosted by the loan signing of West Ham's Jordan Hugill.

West Ham striker Jordan Hugill truggled to establish himself at the Hammers since joining from Preston North End in January.   -  Getty Images

Out-of-favour West Ham striker Jordan Hugill will spend the season on loan with hometown club Middlesbrough.

The 26-year-old has struggled to establish himself at the Hammers since joining from Preston North End in January.

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David Moyes afforded the former non-league player just three Premier League appearances and an influx of new signings under Manuel Pellegrini has made him surplus to requirements.

Hugill will hope a stint in the second tier prompts a return to the form that saw him net 10 goals in all competitions in the first half of last season.

Boro sits top of the Championship after a 3-0 win over Sheffield United on Tuesday took its tally to four points from two games.

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