Hull City boss Steve Bruce wants to stop relying on Abel Hernandez

Hull City manager Steve Bruce wants his whole team to start chipping in with more goals.

Steve Bruce has told Sky Sports that Hull City cannot keep relying on Abel Hernandez for goals.

Hull were beaten 1-0 by Birmingham City at St. Andrews yesterday evening, despite dominating the match for large periods.

The Tigers had 24 efforts on goal, but they could not find a way past Blues stopper Tomasz Kuszczak.

And Bruce feels that Hull need to start helping Hernandez out, in a goalscoring sense.

"We have dominated the match really and had 20 attempts on target, but we cannot keep relying on Abel [Hernandez] to score,” Bruce said. “You couldn't say it was a bad performance.”

Hernandez currently leads Hull’s goalscoring charts by a considerable distance.

The Uruguayan international has had a brilliant season, and he has netted on 17 occasions already.

No other Hull player has managed to break into double figures for the campaign, with Chuba Akpom their next top scorer with just seven strikes to his name.

Despite this, Hull have still moved into a commanding position in the Championship table.

The Tigers are currently sat in second place, and they appear to be one of the favourites to claim an automatic promotion spot.

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