Hive plug and zigbee network

If I use one of Hive’s smartplugs and add it to ST using the community device handler, will this function as a zigbee extender? Samsung ST smartplugs are impossible to get here (the uk) at the moment and I need to extend my zigbee network to improve presence sensing.

Just to confirm - i needed a repeater as i had gone over the 32 zigbee limit and i bought one of the hive plugs. Connected straight away as a thing - changed it to zigbee switch and it works flawlessly, plus acting as a repeater - NOW at 29.99 on amazon (uk)