Nottingham Forest were in the market for Jordan Hugill during the summer but West Brom won the race for the Norwich City forward.

Now, the striker could be in line for a Premier League chance under Dean Smith.

According to The Sun on Sunday (05/12; page 59), the striker is set to be recalled after a fruitless period with the Baggies.

Hugill has scored just one goal in 17 appearances for the Championship outfit, failing to hold down a regular place in the team.

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As a result, Norwich are considering recalling him as they look to increase their firepower.

West Brom have Karlan Grant as their main talisman and that has made regular football tricky for Hugill.

Forest were linked with a move for the 29-year-old when Chris Hughton was in charge during the summer transfer window.

It has to be said that the proven Championship performer doesn’t really fit the stereotype of a Steve Cooper or Dane Murphy signing.

 

In 224 Championship appearances, Hugill has scored 47 goals and his presence in attack is often a useful asset.

Intriguing: Norwich decision on Hugill could help Forest land target

Forest have been linked with a move for Adam Idah and if Hugill heads back to Carrow Road it could free up the youngster to head out.

That would be music to Forest’s ears, with the Reds desperately keen to add a younger striker to their ranks.

Idah started for Norwich at Tottenham yesterday but it does seem as though he’s a more realistic target than Hugill.

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The former West Han and Preston man doesn’t really fit with the ethos of what Forest are looking for and is arguably too similar to Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor.

Not only that but Hugill earns £36,000-a-week right now and it seems unthinkable that the Reds will pay such a salary for a 29-year-old.

Idah looks like a better fit and if Hugill goes back to Norwich, the door could swing open for Forest.

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