Pulis: Hugill un­likely to play un­til af­ter in­ter­na­tional break

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Tony Pulis has re­vealed it will take “a few weeks” to get Jor­dan Hugill up to speed with the striker un­likely to fea­ture be­fore the in­ter­na­tional break.

Hugill, who had a suc­cess­ful spell at Hartle­pool, ar­rived on a sea­son-long loan deal from West Ham United ear­lier this week but he won’t be in­volved in to­day’s Cham­pi­onship game against Birm­ing­ham City (KO 3pm) at The River­side.

Hugill is mak­ing his way back from a ham­string in­jury and Pulis ad­mits it will likely be af­ter the first in­ter­na­tional break be­fore he is seen in a Boro shirt, that takes place at the start of Septem­ber.

The Mid­dles­brough-born 26-year-old, who spoke ear­lier this week about achiev­ing a dream when he signed for Boro, will have to be pa­tient for a lit­tle longer.

Pulis re­vealed: “Jor­dan’s been in­jured, and hasn’t had a full pre-sea­son.

“It will take us a few weeks to get him prop­erly fit and ready.

“I think it will be af­ter the in­ter­na­tional break be­fore we’ll see him.”

There was bet­ter news on the fit­ness front for Jonny How­son, who was with­drawn in the sec­ond half of Tues­day’s 3-0 vic­tory over Sh­effield United.

“Jonny got a kick rather than a strain or a pull so we’re ex­pect­ing him to be fit,” added Pulis.

“I think out of the two games, he’s been our out­stand­ing player.

“I thought he was ex­cep­tional at Mill­wall when things weren’t go­ing so well and again on Tues­day night, his work in mid­field get­ting for­ward and back.”

Jor­dan Hugill

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