Hull City

Scott Targeting More Goals

28 June 2020
James Scott is targeting more goals for Hull City after opening his account for the club against Birmingham City on Saturday.

The January recruit, now fit-again after supposedly being ruled out for the season by injury within days of his arrival, marked his first start as a Tiger with his first goal to help Grant McCann’s men end to a five-game losing streak in the 3-3 draw at St. Andrew’s.

Needing just 16 minutes to make his mark, Scott found the back of the net with a cushioned header from Leo Da Silva Lopes’ cross – and the former Motherwell youngster was quick to express his delight at being up and running in black and amber.

“To get my first goal for the club was a great moment for me personally,” he said. “It was a dream come true, especially on what was my first start after four or five months out.

“I wouldn’t say headers are a trademark of my game but I’ll take it to get off the mark. It was a great ball in from Leo and thankfully I was able to guide it in.

“It was a fantastic feeling to see it hit the back of the net and I’m just happy to be up and running for the club. As I say, I’m delighted to get off the mark and the aim now is to kick on and score more goals for Hull City.”

The only disappointment for Scott though was that his goal on full debut failed to contribute to what would have been a vital win in the battle at the bottom of the Championship.

“We should’ve had all three points, but it was still a massive point as it took us out of the bottom three,” he added.

“It was an unbelievable game. I thought we were brilliant in the first half, but it was just so frustrating to score three goals away from home and still not come away with all three points.

“We can’t let our heads drop though. We’ve got another match to prepare for against Middlesbrough on Thursday, which is a massive game and one that we’ll go into determined to build on this result as we look to get back to winning ways.”