He’s second only to George Honeyman in the Hull City squad in terms of goal assists this season and Callum Elder has been speaking about the amount of work that has been put into getting that final ball right.
Elder has eight league assists to his name so far which puts him four behind Honeyman, and the pair have certainly been on the money in terms of set-piece deliveries with the Tigers scoring plenty from corners and free kicks, and Elder admits it is a part of their game they work hard at.
“Set-pieces have been a real area of strength for us,” said Elder.
“I think I read something from the gaffer recently about the importance of set-pieces and we work really hard on them. We look at ways in which we can affect our opponents, and myself and George have worked really hard on our delivery. The lads inside the box work hard to free themselves up to get on the end of them, too.
“We put a lot of work in on the training field to see the results come through on a Saturday and we’re pleased collectively that we’ve been able to achieve that. Set-pieces are an area in which the whole team contributes and we’ll be looking for more between now and the end of the season.”
Elder has been amongst the Tigers’ most consistent performers so far this season and the left-back admits that playing regularly has been a big help.
“It always helps when you’re playing consistently because you find a rhythm, you gain confidence quickly and it rises, so from a personal point of view I’ve loved this season,” Elder continued.
“It’s a results business and I’m working as hard as I can, like everybody else, to make sure that we can bring the Club some success come May because there’s nothing better than being in that changing room at the end of a season knowing that you’ve achieved what you set out to at the start.
“We’ve got eight big games to go and we’re going to approach each one as it comes, and we’re really looking forward to what is to come.”