Robert Snodgrass dazzles versus Nottingham Forest

Hull City Fans

The ex-Leeds midfielder stood out at the KC Stadium against Forest.

 

Hull City managed to keep alive their hopes of automatic promotion into the Premier League after securing a hard-fought 1-1 draw at home to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.

 

The Tigers, who have now won just once in six Championship outings, fell behind through Gary Gardner 28th-minute stunner at the KC Stadium last night.

 

However, Sone Aluko came off the bench to rescue a result for the hosts by equalising on 73 minutes, winning a point that ensures they stay two points behind second-placed Brighton & Hove Albion, with a game in hand.

 

Aluko might get the headlines, but there was another man whose contribution simply cannot be overlooked.

 

With 93 touches of the ball and no fewer than 14 duels won, midfielder Robert Snodgrass played a huge role in Hull's point last night.

 

Furthermore, the former Leeds United favourite won possession back for his side on six occasions, as well as clocking one effective clearance.

 

  PositionTeamTouchesAccurate PassTotal PassDuel WonBall RecoveryEffective ClearanceAppearancesMins Played
Robert Snodgrass MF Hull City 93 38 52 14 6 1 1 90

If they are going to reach the top flight again after being relegated last season, Bruce will need more performances like this from all of his players after suffering a rough patch in recent weeks.

Hull have only collected seven points from the last 18 on offer, and a big improvement is needed if they harbour serious hopes of the big time.

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