Hull City boss Nigel Adkins praised Birmingham City striker Lukas Jutkiewicz after their game yesterday, as per Birmingham Live.
The Tigers drew 3-3 at St Andrews and fought back after being 2-0 down at half-time courtesy of a brace from the in-form Fraizer Campbell and a wonderful free-kick by Kamil Grosicki.
After the game, Adkins heaped praise on Birmingham’s strike partnership of Che Adams, who scored a hat trick yesterday, and Lukas Jutkiewicz.
The former Scunthorpe United, Southampton, Reading and Sheffield United manager said, “Their front two are a massive handful, I had Che (Adams) at Sheffield United, he has done brilliantly”.
When asked about Jutkiewicz, who has scored an impressive nine goals so far in this campaign, Adkins said, “I have always liked Jutkiewicz, I have tried to get him on several occasions myself as a manager. He is such a threat.”
The Tigers will be disappointed that they were not able to take the three points yesterday, especially after all the hard work they put in to turn the game around in the second-half.
All three of Birmingham’s goals were handed to them by individual mistakes by Hull’s defence so there will be an element of frustration among the Tigers’ camp. However, they are now unbeaten in three and have given their fans hope that they can survive in the Championship this season.
Next up for Adkins’ side is a tricky home tie against Nottingham Forest after the international break where they will be looking to pick up some more points.