Hull City got back to winning ways yesterday with a 2-0 win over Stoke City at the KCOM Stadium. Here are five things we learned from the game-
The importance of Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki- The duo both on the score sheet again and added to their tallies for the season. They can cause problems for any team in the Championship.
David Marshall’s renaissance with the Tigers- The Scottish international saved Sam Vokes’ penalty in the first-half. He has become a key player for Hull between the sticks this season after being the back-up in the last campaign.
Robbie McKenzie and Eric Lichaj impressed- Injuries to Jordy di Wijs and Reece Burke meant Nigel Adkins had to go for the makeshift defensive duo again, youngster McKenzie and full-back Lichaj, but they did well to keep a clean sheet yesterday.
Play-Offs in sight- The Tigers have moved up to 10th and four points off the top six. They face Derby County away next week and could move to within a point of the Rams with a win. The three points against Stoke mean it is one defeat in twelve for City.
Adkins deserves a new contract- The rise this season from relegation candidates into Play-Off contention has been remarkable. Adkins, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, has worked wonders with a small squad and therefore deserves a new deal.