Mckenzie did himself proud
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.