Hull City gained an important three points yesterday at the University of Bolton Stadium. Here are five things we learned from their 1-0 win over the Trotters-
1. Holding onto the lead is promising for Hull- After conceding so many late goals this season Hull fans will have been fearing the worst in the second-half but their side held on for the win. This will give the players confidence going into their next game against West Brom next week.
2. Tommy Elphick is a crucial player- The Aston Villa loanee impressed yesterday as he led a make shift backline. Injuries in defence have been a blow for Nigel Adkins’ side but Elphick was solid and kept Bolton at bay.
3. Robbie McKenzie is one for the future- Hull have seen the likes of Jarrod Bowen and Dan Batty breaking into the first-team over recent years and McKenzie, who played the whole 90 minutes yesterday, looks set to be the next youngster to nail down a regular starting place. The 20-year-old is also from Hull which will go down well with the Tigers’ fans.
4. Bolton are in trouble- After such a good start to the season Bolton have started to slide down the table. They never really looked like scoring after going a goal down yesterday and it is worrying times for their supporters at the moment.
5. Phil Parkinson under pressure?- There were boos at the final whistle and some Bolton fans have been calling for their boss to be sacked. This would be very harsh considering what he has done with the club on such a tight budget over recent seasons.