Middlesbrough fans react after West Ham's Jordan Hugill makes first-11 return

General view of the Riverside Stadium before the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and  Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside Stadium on December 28, 2015 in Middlesbrough,...

The West Ham United striker is on a season-long loan at Middlesbrough.

SHEFFIELD, UK 13TH FEBRUARY Jordan Hugill of Middlesbrough struggles to get a shot in on goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Middlesbrough at Bramall...

The on-loan West Ham United striker, Jordan Hugill, made his first start in six games as Middlesbrough suffered a 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Hugill had only scored seven goals in his previous 34 Boro outings, but was preferred to the former West Ham striker Ashley Fletcher - who had struck three in his last four - nonetheless.


And the former Preston North End striker - a £9 million signing for the Hammers last January, according to Transfermarkt - made it little more than an hour before being taken off for Fletcher.

But what did those of a Middlesbrough persuasion make of Hugill's performance? It's as bad as you might suspect...








Despite the wishes of some Boro fans, Hugill's loan deal cannot be terminated before its expiry at the end of the campaign.

The 26-year-old is one of four recognised centre-forwards - alongside Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez - whose West Ham contracts run beyond the summer, although the futures of each of those are currently uncertain.

Jordan Hugill of  West Ham United during the Pre Season Friendly between Wycombe Wanderers and West Ham United at Adams Park on July 14, 2018 in High Wycombe, England.

Another striker, Andy Carroll, is expected depart on a free transfer.

Middlesbrough fans - what are your thoughts on Hugill's Teesside spell?

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