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Docherty Keen To Build On Solid Return

5 December 2020

Greg Docherty says he wants to keep improving after returning to the Hull City starting eleven in Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Doncaster Rovers.

The midfielder missed four games for the Tigers through injury, but after an impressive showing on return in midweek, the Scot wants to kick on as he and his teammates take on a busy December schedule - including today’s fixture at Oxford United.

“You can always keep improving,” said Docherty. “I still need to add goals to my game and that is something I am keen to do. I want to be a driving force from midfield and get our front players into the game. We have some top players at the top end of the pitch and it’s my job to get them into positions to let them do their stuff.

“It’s nice to be top of the league and a bit of a confidence boost, but we want to push further on and we won’t rest on our laurels. This league is very demanding and cut-throat and we saw that against Doncaster where we were 1-0 up and comfortable and they get back in through one slip which could have cost us two points. We just need to keep doing what we’re doing and stay focused on ourselves. It’s still early days and this is a big month with some big games.”

The men in black and amber head to the Kassam Stadium today and will play in front of fans for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Docherty is relishing the occasion, but knows the Tigers need to focus on getting the job done against the U’s.

“It will be strange to be at a ground with fans,” he added. You kind of get used to playing without the fans in the ground, but I’m really excited to play in front of a crowd again. We need the fans back and it might give Oxford a bit of a boost on Saturday, so it’s up to us to go there and do what we do. Regardless of the crowd, we need to go there and get the result we need to keep this momentum going.

“I wouldn’t say it gives them an advantage. They’re probably in a false position in the league. They’re a good team and going there has always been difficult. We just need to go and continue what we need to do.”

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