Hull City

Campbell’s Delight At First KCOM Goal

04 October 2017
Fraizer Campbell has expressed his delight at being back amongst the goals at the KCOM Stadium.

The striker opened his home account for the season in Saturday’s convincing victory over Birmingham City, bagging the Tigers’ first goal of the game in the 6-1 win.

It was the 30-year-old’s first goal at the home of the Tigers – in a Hull City shirt – in 3,444 days since scoring the opening goal in a 2-1 home win against Crystal Palace back in April 2008.

Reflecting on his effort, Campbell said: “It was great to be back amongst the goals at the KCOM Stadium.

“The goal came about as a product of how well we started the game. Meyler’s pressing saw him win the ball and put it into my path, and thankfully I managed to slot the ball through the keeper’s legs. It was a great start for the team and one that we needed.

“On a personal level, it meant an awful lot. It was fantastic to get off the mark away at Reading, but the feeling of scoring at the KCOM was something else.

“It had been a long time since I last celebrated a goal here as a Hull City player and I was delighted to see the ball hit the back of the net – hopefully it’s the first of many on home soil this season.”

Campbell’s goal against the Blues was also the Tigers’ first to be scored from outside the box this season – although the striker was unaware of his achievement at the time.

“Was it? I thought I was inside the box when I got the shot away,” he added.

“It’s a nice stat, but all that mattered was that it set us on the way to what was an important victory. It was a great win and one that everyone enjoyed immensely.”