Mcken­zie did him­self proud

Hull Daily Mail - - SPORT -

IF any club were in need of a new home­grown player com­ing through to help with the iden­tity of the team it is Hull City.

See­ing a player from your city star­ring for your team brings with it some­thing to­tally dif­fer­ent and there’s no deny­ing Rob­bie Mcken­zie starred at Bolton Wan­der­ers.

It may have been the de­fender’s first Cham­pi­onship start but he looked like an old pro’ who has been around for a long time.

Af­ter an un­easy start with his first touch, Mcken­zie soon set­tled into the game and I was very im­pressed with his per­for­mance.

You have to give mas­sive credit to Tommy El­ph­ick for walk­ing him through the game and be­ing a great part­ner at the back. Mcken­zie couldn’t have done it with­out El­ph­ick, but let’s not take any­thing away from a young Hull lad who will have dreamed about start­ing a game for his home­town club.

Play­ing for the Tigers and win­ning matches for City will mean more to Mcken­zie than most be­cause of his his­tory with the club and that can be some­thing which af­fects the rest of his team-mates too.

I’ve played with so many lo­cal lads and been one my­self and it makes a huge dif­fer­ence. He’s done enough to keep his place and should start against West Brom on Satur­day.

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