Robbie Brady has seemingly lost his place in the Hull side to none other than our Joshua King. King got the nod over Brady in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace before eventually being replaced by Brady with 20 minutes left on the clock.
King had the first chance of the game when he skewed an 11th-minute effort narrowly wide. In the midweek loss to Southampton, King was the best player on the pitch as he hit the crossbar for the home side with a well-struck half-volley in the 25th minute and Robbie Brady somehow blazed over when it looked easier to score from a nicely-weighted King cross as the two started up top together for the first time.
Tomasz Kuszczak kept two clean sheets in a row as Watford were held by Oliver Norwood’s Coventry before beating Bristol City 2-0 but was outshone by his opposite number against Coventry as Joe Murphy produced a string of fine saves to help his relegation-threatened side contain in-form Watford. He was tested against Bristol though with Stephen Pearson firing over before Brett Pitman’s 25-yard free-kick tested the Poland international. It was loanee against loanee at one point with Norwood firing a shot at goal which Kuszczak was equal to. But Norwood did find the net in midweek as he scored a stoppage-time equaliser as struggling Coventry secured a deserved point at Cardiff. Norwood’s rasping right-footed drive in the fifth minute of injury time sent the travelling fans into delirium. His overall play was excellent and, in recent weeks, has really shown his capability at Championship level.
Reece Brown played the full 90 in Oldham’s 3-2 loss at Rochdale and turned defence into attack on a number of occasions with his runs from the centre. Brown was also surprisingly on free-kick duty for Oldham against Hartlepool and hit a shot which went just wide. Chris Taylor took a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post with Brown shooting at the ‘keeper.
Oldham Athletic manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester: “I think it was comfortable because we defended very well, but we know with the ball we’re better than that. “He’s (Reece Brown) had a bit of a tricky time the past couple of games but I thought him and Jean (Yves Mvoto) were excellent.”
Sean McGinty dislocated his shoulder while playing for Morecambe against Hereford, with the Shrimps revealing the injury will cut short his loan spell.
“I’m absolutely gutted for the lad,” boss Jim Bentley told Morecambe’s official website. “He is only 18 and has been a pleasure to work with. I wish him really well and hope he is back in action as soon as possible.”
Scott Wootton would’ve enjoyed the view from the bench at Elland Road on Tuesday as Nottingham Forest thrashed Leeds 7-3, the first time Leeds have conceded seven at home. Wootton came on for the last five minutes to shore-up the defence but will look to regain his place in the side this weekend against Brighton.
John Cofie played 89 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 2-1 win against SV Roeselare, the 19-year-old was bright throughout linking up with scorer of the two goals Freddy Mombongo and both were a thorn in the side of the visitors. Cofie still only has one goal to his name at Antwerp with seven appearances and has spoken of how he wants to add to his tally before the season is out. In an interview with the club website he said: “I’m enjoying playing regularly and hope I can get a few more goals to help push us up the league.”
Kiko Macheda failed a late fitness test (ankle) and was left on the sidelines as QPR came from two goals down to beat Liverpool 3-2.
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