Keane Lewis-Potter felt Saturday’s win against Fleetwood Town was all about the character that exists within the Hull City squad.
The Tigers had to come from a goal down to claim the three points, with Lewis-Potter’s thumping diving header completing the turnaround for a 2-1 success. It was a big win as it moved Grant McCann’s side eleven points clear of third-placed Sunderland ahead of their meeting at the KCOM on Tuesday night and Lewis-Potter says they dug deep to get the victory.
“It was a big win for us,” said Lewis-Potter.
“The aim is to win every game until the end of the season but going 1-0 down was a blow. However, we’ve been in that position before recently so we knew that we had it in us to come back and get the win, and we showed that character again to take the three points.
“We knew we were nowhere near it in the first half and we needed to up our levels in every area after half time. Their disallowed goal possibly was a turning point because at 2-0 it would have been very difficult, and we reacted well after that to come back and get the win.
“Josh Magennis made a great run and ‘Doc’ has played a great ball through for him for the equaliser. He was one-on-one with the goalkeeper and he kept calm to slot it away. We all have confidence in him in positions like that and it was a key moment in the game.
“Just before the second goal there was a chance for me to play Dan (Crowley) in but I shot at goal. I apologised to him for that because I should have given him the ball. He’s then got the ball on the right and delivered it into an area that we all like to get in. I didn’t see Mallik until the last minute to be honest and I think I got one of his studs in the back of my head but getting on the end of the cross and putting it in the net was my only thought, and it was a moment that lifted us all.
“It was definitely my goal. Mallik might have got a little touch on it but I had the last touch.”
That goal moved Lewis-Potter onto 12 for the season in the league and, although his initial target for the campaign was to get into double figures, he insists there will be no let-up in the remaining four games as the Tigers chase down promotion.
“Not long into the season I said that I had a target of reaching double figures in terms of goals and I’m on 12 now in the league so although I’ve hit that target it doesn’t mean I’m going to ease up,” continued the 20-year-old.
“I want to get as many as I can and help my team-mates out by creating goals too. I’m working on trying to be more clinical. I’ve got into some good positions this season but haven’t always put the ball away when I should have. If I can be more clinical it’s going to result in more goals and me helping the team out more, and that is a massive part of my game.”