February’s Loan Watch: Robbie Brady At Hull City
By James Martin (Hull City supporter)
Hull City 3 Bristol City 0
Robbie Brady regained a starting spot for the first game of what was to become a disrupted month of football for the Tigers. On 13 minutes City took an early lead when centre back Jack Hobbs headed home from a corner. Then just 60 seconds later City doubled their lead after a beautifully simplistic move, which lead to Brady swinging an inch perfect cross onto the head of Robert Koren, who finished with aplomb. Brady playing on the wing was a constant thorn in Bristol’s side.
In the second half Brady suffered a head injury following a clash with Cole Skuse, but thankfully both were able to continue. The knock did little to stop the Manchester United’s man threat as his direct running and pace continued to pose problems for Bristol. Brady was replaced after 70- minutes and his performance justified his recall to the starting XI.
Birmingham 0 Hull City 0
The Tigers gained a valuable well earned point against a strong Birmingham side on Valentines night. Brady was kept fairly quiet by the experienced Stephen Carr, as he prevented the young winger from time on the ball to impose himself on and was replaced midway through the second half.
Hull City 0 Brighton 0
City kept their sixth successive clean sheet in a thoroughly entertaining nil-nil draw against Gus Poyet’s Brighton. Brady started well, having an early effort well saved, and then having an acrobatic attempt palmed away by Peter Brezovan. Brady would have had a superb assist to his name if Matty Fryatt had converted his pinpoint through ball just before half time. Brady faded out of the game in the second half and was replaced after 60 Minutes.
It’s worth noting that Robbie Brady won the Republic of Ireland U21 player of the year award after some fine performances for Club and Country.
A word on Fellow Man United loanee Josh King, who has had a handful of cameo appearances in the last month. So far he’s looked very rusty, his touch and passing have yet to match his great pace.
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