West Ham United manager David Moyes will hand Jordan Hugill his first Premier League start in the final day of the campaign today, as Everton visit the London Stadium, according to BBC Sport.
The Hammers have confirmed their place in the English top flight after positive recent results, avoiding the stress of relegation dangers towards the end of the campaign.
Moyes will be motivated to win against his former club, while it may also be the Scotsman’s final game in charge of West Ham.
BBC Sport state that Hugill may well be given a rare outing to prove his worth in a Hammers shirt.
The striker was signed from Preston North End in the January transfer window after the sales of Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew.
However, Hugill has struggled to make an impression at West Ham, especially as Marko Arnautovic has been deployed as a number nine in the second half to the season.
With Andy Carroll returning from injury and Javier Hernandez’s form improving, the former Preston man has had to make-do with brief cameos from the Hammers bench.
Moyes has admitted he could make changes to his West Ham side for the game against Everton and that Hugill has not had as much football as he would have liked.
“Jordan has been very patient,” the Hammers boss told the club’s official website.
“Unfortunately, with the return of Andy Carroll, who we didn’t think was coming back until the end of the season, and Chicharito getting a few goals halfway through, it’s meant his opportunities have been limited.
“When we lost Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho, two centre forwards, we had to get something because at that time we didn’t have Andy and Chicharito had just come back from a hamstring injury, so we needed extra cover.”