Date: 12th December 2017 at 9:09pm
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Australian international Jackson Irvine has spoken of his delight at bagging his first goal for Hull City in last weekend’s victory over Brentford.

Hosting Dean Smith’s side at the KCOM Stadium for the tie, Hull took a three two victory to give new head coach Nigel Adkins his first win since coming into the job and Irvine scored the crucial third that meant the visitors’ second three minutes from time counted for very little.

Speaking to the Official Site with the players back in training this week, Irvine explained.

‘I think everyone could see the relief on my face when it went in. To score your first goal for a new Club is always exciting and I think was guilty of maybe getting a little bit too excited in my celebration afterwards. To be honest, I think it was my first real clear-cut chance since I’ve been here and thankfully I was able to put it away. It was a great feeling to see the ball it the back of the net and I’m incredibly pleased to be finally off the mark. I think my all-round performance was better against Brentford as well, so to cap that with my first goal was pleasing. Hopefully, I can kick on now and add to my tally to help the team pick up more points in the coming games.’

With Kamil Groisicki and Seb Larsson also getting themselves on the scoresheet as we picked up a much needed three points and a win, Irvine was also delighted to see us end the frustrating seven game winless run we were on.

‘Brentford are an excellent side. They came here in good form and are one of the best passing teams in the Championship. We were very aware of their threats and the way they can break through lines, but the manager, in his very brief time here ahead of the game, got us well organised and well prepared for the game. I think we limited them to very little in terms of chances until late in the game but it was pleasing that we stood firm and held on for the win, even more so because it’s something that we haven’t been able to do on a number of occasions this season.’

He added.

‘It was an incredibly pleasing win and it was good to start off what is a busy time for us on a positive note, especially with it being the gaffer’s first game in charge as well. Having taken three points in front of our own fans and ended our seven-game winless run with the win, hopefully, we can go into the busy Christmas period on a high and kick on.’

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