Goals will come says Rosenior as he plots Premier return

DEFENDER Liam Rosenior says it is time for Hull City to start banging in the goals.

The Tigers have yet to score more than once in any one game this season and that shortage is starting to hinder the club’s push for promotion to the Premier League.

Rosenior, who is still waiting for his first goal in a Tigers’ shirt, hopes things will change, starting today against play-off rivals Cardiff City.

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“People are going on about the ‘second goal’ and if you think about it too much it can affect you,” he admitted. “We have been creating chances all season, it’s just a case of taking them.

“We know there will come a point when a team concedes four or five against us – and it could have happened in the last three or four games.”

The Tigers sit seventh in the Championship table with nine games gone but victory today would move them above sixth-placed Cardiff and into the play-off places entering the international break.

Rosenior admits it was disappointing not to secure victory in the club’s previous two games but also says back-to-back draws against Bristol City and Doncaster Rovers were not a setback.

“It’s a sign of how far we have come in a short space of time that we are disappointed to only get two points in our last two away games,” he said. “They will be two good points if we win on Saturday. When you draw away from home, you have to make sure you win your home games.”

Rosenior has hailed centre-backs Jack Hobbs and James Chester as the ‘best partnership’ in the Championship.

The duo have not missed a game since being paired at the start of the season following Hobbs’s £850,000 arrival from Leicester City after a loan spell last season.

“Defensively, Chessy and Hobbs have been outstanding,” he said. “There is no central defensive partnership in this league that comes anywhere near them. They also have many good years ahead of them. It’s great for the club to have two players permanently with the potential they have got. They can do anything they want to do in this league.”

Rosenior, 27, played in the Premier League for both Reading and Fulham, and is hoping for another opportunity next season with Hull.

“We are really confident about how this season is going to go,” he said.

“Since the last international break, we have had a really good run and we need to keep that running. We want to be in the Premier League next season and there is no reason why we can’t do that.”