Hull City manager Nigel Adkins has described the performance of the side in last night’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers as being simply ‘marvellous’.
Heading to the Molineux for the game against the Champions Elect Hull had to battle back from a goal behind as David Meyler levelled matters up before the half time break, but a credited own goal from Ryan Bennett gave some the thought of travelling home with an unlikely victory. It wasn’t to be as they equalised inside of the final ten minutes to share a point on the evening. Many would’ve taken that ahead of kick off though.
Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the game, Adkins certainly wasn’t going to let their second goal on the day dampen his spirits.
‘I thought we were very good value for the point that we got and we`ve taken the champions-elect right to the end. We played with a real composure about ourselves and put in a really good performance away from home. We managed to get ourselves into the lead late on but we couldn`t quite see it through, although our players were magnificent on the night.’
Adkins went on to praise the resilience of the side for the way they battled after the opening goal went in for the hosts, but speaking without the benefit of a replay he felt the award of a penalty was incredibly harsh.
‘We made a number of changes to our team and we went with a game plan against a very effective side. That plan worked. I said after the game with Aston Villa that I would change the team every game and we`ve got to do that. We`ve utilised the squad here and it showed there`s a great camaraderie and spirit. The players are demonstrating consistency and that bodes well for the future.’
The result will certainly help confidence as we head towards the end of May now and a few more performances like that should see us mathematically safe from the drop.
Fans were of course rightly delighted with the final result, especially with how Wolves have swatted away most teams this season.
Give everyone a chance, if they`re doing it in training let em prove it on the pitch. Well done the boys!!!
? jamiesfibrwrap (@FibrwrapUK) April 3, 2018
Fair play to Adkins, he was brave enough to leave out a few of our best players after a spirited point against Villa and went there with a plan that worked. An excellent point against top of the league, it proves we can rely on the full depth of the squad! #HCAFC🐯
? Tom Griffin (@TomGriff87) April 3, 2018
bloody marvellous, 6 changes, sharp intake of breath, great team performance, Nige got it right and saved legs for a 3 pointer on Saturday, well done to all the lads and the gaffer for having the guts to change it
? Sue Cr (@1280sue) April 3, 2018
A draw? Against 1st in the league? With possibly the worst line-up possible? I consider this a success
? Owsty (@Owstys) April 3, 2018
Will take that!
? Matthew Staples (@stapmatt) April 3, 2018
Brilliant result. Well done
? Adam Yearl (@AdamYearl) April 3, 2018