Chuba Akpom outlines how Hull teammates have prepared him for Leeds clash

Chuba Akpom

Arsenal-owned Chuba Akpom will hope to guide Hull City to a win against Leeds United in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal-owned striker Chuba Akpom has explained to The Hull Daily Mail how his Hull City teammates have helped him prepare for this weekend’s clash against Leeds United.

Hull will face Leeds away from home at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Akpom, who joined the Tigers on a season-long loan deal from Premier League giants Arsenal in the summer transfer window, is looking forward to the Yorkshire derby.

"A couple of lads have been talking about the Leeds match and everyone is ready for it,” the 20-year-old told The Hull Daily Mail.

"Apparently, it's a big, big game and the lads have been filling me in about how big it is especially. We will be prepared.

"I have heard that every contest the two sides play gets more competitive. I like playing in these type of games and most importantly, we need to get three points for the fans as much as us.”

Hull will head into the game against Leeds on the back of a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City away from home at the Etihad Stadium in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

Steve Bruce’s side went down 2-0 to Derby County at the KC Stadium in the Championship last week.

The Tigers are fourth in the Championship table at the moment with 35 points from 18 matches, just three points behind leaders Brighton & Hove Albion.

Akpom has scored two goals and created eight chances in 18 Championship appearances for Hull so far this season.

The Arsenal-owned striker has a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and has won 12 headers, 22 dribbles and 11 tackles.

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