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Wilks: ‘We fought hard for it’

6 December 2021

Mallik Wilks scored his third goal of the season as Hull City extended their unbeaten run to five games by picking up a valuable point against Reading.

After falling behind shortly before half-time, the 22-year-old equalised for the Tigers around 10 minutes into the second period. The hosts pushed for a winner in the latter stages but weren’t able to get themselves back in front, and Wilks was left satisfied with a point after another hard-fought battle in Berkshire.

“It was good to get the point,” said Wilks.

“We fought hard for it. They’re a good team so coming here and grafting like we always do to get a point was good.”

Wilks had two good opportunities to open the scoring earlier in the game, as well as having a volley ruled out for offside. However, the forward is just pleased that his teammates are creating plenty of opportunities for him to find the back of the net.

“If you don’t buy a ticket, you don’t win the lottery,” added Wilks.

“To be fair I took the hardest chance out of all of them but the fact I’m getting the chances is the best thing.”

The Tigers are enjoying an upturn in form which sees them unbeaten in their last five games in the Championship. With Bristol City up next at the MKM Stadium on Saturday, Wilks insists that the Tigers remain focused on the task ahead.

“Everyone works hard in our team,” added Wilks.

“Even the players who aren’t in the squad or are on the bench play a massive role. We’ve all got a job. Everyday in training it’s intense and hard work. If you’re not up to scratch, then you’ll lose your place.

“We take every game as it comes. We’ll just focus on the task ahead and try and get three points every game if possible.”

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