Nigel Adkins was thrilled to see Fraizer Campbell back on the scoresheet in last weekend's 5-5 draw with Bristol City.
The 30-year-old found the back of the net for the first time since early December when slotting home the Tigers’ fifth goal of the game at Ashton Gate after being played in by Kamil Grosicki.
And although his side couldn’t hold on for all three points due to Joe Bryan’s stoppage-time equaliser, Adkins was still pleased to see the Campbell end his barren spell in front of goal – and has backed the striker to add to his tally of six for the season in the Tigers’ final two games.
“I was really pleased for Fraizer at the weekend,” he said.
“He works so hard for the team every single second he’s on the pitch. The distance he covers each match is exceptional whoch shows what a fantastic attitude he has.
“In this day and age, we all know that strikers are judged on goals, but I can’t stress how much work he does for the good of the team and I think everyone can see that when he’s on the pitch – whether he’s in the starting line-up or introduced off the bench.
“It was great to see him score, but credit must also be given to Kamil Grosicki for the assist. He could have easily gone for goal himself with just the keeper to beat but he unselfishly squared the ball to Frazier, which shows great appreciation of your team-mate and the camaraderie and spirit we have within this group.
“I’m sure it was a great confidence boost for Fraizer himself. He’s waited a long time for that goal and hopefully, he can now add a couple more in the last two games so that both he and team can end the campaign on a high.”