Hull City

Slutsky Hopes Campbell Can Build On First Goal

24 September 2017
Leonid Slutsky hopes Fraizer Campbell's first goal of the season can be the catalyst the striker needs for a scoring run.

Latching onto Seb Larsson’s perfectly-weighted pass, the 30-year-old striker produced a smart first-time finish to open the scoring in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Reading and his account for the 2017/18 campaign.

It was a strike that saw Slutsky’s side lead for almost an hour until Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s 87th-minute equaliser denied the Tigers what would have been a first away win in 23 games.

Although left frustrated by his side’s inability to hold on for the win, Slutsky was quick to praise Campbell after the match and wants the goal to be the first of many for the summer signing.

“Fraizer is now in good form,” he said.

“He missed one month after the injury and the first time he was ready for 20 minutes, then 30 minutes and against Reading on Saturday he was ready for 60-65 minutes.

“If he’s ready he will play. He scored his first goal of the season. It was a very good goal. He took it very well and hopefully he will take great confidence from the goal.

“He’d had a lot of chances before and was anxious about having not scored, but hopefully this can be a catalyst for him. I hope in the next matches he can be our best striker.”