No break for Slut­sky as he scours mar­ket

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL - RICHARD SUT­CLIFFE

HEAD COACH Leonid Slut­sky ad­mits the in­ter­na­tional break is timely for Hull City as the fo­cus switches to re­cruit­ment.

The Tigers ended the first month of the sea­son on a high with a 4-0 thrash­ing of Bolton Wan­der­ers on Fri­day.

On the back of three straight de­feats and Slut­sky’s squad be­ing plun­dered, beat­ing Phil Parkin­son’s side was a big lift ahead of what the Rus­sian ad­mits is a huge fort­night for the club as he chases four more sign­ings.

“The in­ter­na­tional break has come at a good time,” he said. “It will be a very im­por­tant time.

“There can be re­cov­ery for some very im­por­tant play­ers, like (Markus) Hen­rik­sen, (Fraizer) Camp­bell and Evan­dro. We can also adapt new play­ers and keep work­ing very hard in the trans­fer mar­ket. For a lot of peo­ple, the break will be a hol­i­day, but not for me and the club. The week will be very ex­cit­ing in terms of new play­ers, but also very ner­vous about maybe some play­ers (go­ing) out.”

Kamil Grosicki’s man-of-the­match dis­play against the Trot­ters caught the eye, and the night was also a good one for Slut­sky as his switch to a bold 3-4-3 for­ma­tion saw the at­tack­ing trio of Adama Diomande, Jarrod Bowen and the Pole all on the score­sheet.

“Diomande was very good,” added Slut­sky. “He scored and that has to be the first tar­get for any for­ward.

“It has been a very dif­fi­cult time for him be­cause he didn’t have a lot of prac­tice and was in­jured for many of the friendly matches.

“We have only one for­ward and he scored, so that is good. I also en­joyed Kamil Grosicki, two passes for goals and one for him­self. When he wants, he can win each match in the Cham­pi­onship – that is my opinion.

“Against Bolton, he wanted it. Jarrod also did well. He has be­come one of the best play­ers for goals in our team, four goals in five is good for a striker and un­be­liev­able for a mid­fielder.”

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