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Scouting Report - A look at Hull City

A closer look at our opponents Hull City who find themselves in the relegation zone after 19 Championship games this season.


Nigel Adkins
Age - 53

Previous clubs managed

Sheffield United, Reading, Southampton, Scunthorpe United, Bangor City

Career High-Point

Won the League One title with Scunthorpe in 2007 as well as promotion to the Championship via the play-offs in 2009. In 2011 he guided Southampton back to the second tier of English football and then secured their place in the Premier League with a 2nd place finish.

Preferred managerial style

Pragmatic approach.

Managerial record at Hull

Games 50 Wins 13 Draws 15 Lost 22

Nigel Adkins’ record against QPR

Games 5 Wins 3 Draws 1 Lost 1

Formation and tactical approach

The key to stopping Hull is to prevent the threat that comes from their wide players who have good quality in their delivery and approach play. Adkins side have experimented with a few different formations this season but will always have four at the back and two wingers. They occasionally play two up top but can also pack the midfield when opting for more of a defensive strategy.

Last game and performance

Hull produced a solid defensive display to shut out the league leaders Norwich. In a game lacking any real clear-cut chances, the Tigers will be happy to have come away with a point.

Key Player

Jarrod Bowen – An old-school winger who looks to get down the line and put crosses in, Bowen is also handy in front of goal netting four times this season.

One to Watch

Kamil Grosicki – Never quite know what you’re going to get from the Polish winger but on his day he’s one of the most dangerous wingers in the division with his acceleration and tricky feet.