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Magennis Credits Teammates For Goalscoring Form

25 March 2021

Forward Josh Magennis has credited his teammates for helping him record his best goalscoring season in league competition.

The Northern Irishman has plundered 11 goals in 32 League One appearances for Hull City this term.

The 30-year-old’s previous best league return was 10 – achieved on three occasions, with Kilmarnock in 2015/16 and Charlton in 2016/17 and 2017/18.

And the powerful frontman says he has the players around him to thank for providing the ammunition.

“It’s the players I have playing around me,” said Magennis, who also netted in the FA Cup against Fleetwood.

“The last couple of seasons have been crazy. With Bolton, the financial things that happened there, and last season with injury, suspension and lack of form, I wasn’t able to hit the heights I wanted.

“I’m playing in a team that is full of confidence and playing with wide men – Keano (Lewis-Potter), Mallik (Wilks) or Gav (Gavin Whyte) – and midfielders who create chances. It’s up to you to try to score.

“This season, most of my chances have gone in. It’s very pleasing personally.

“We’ve managed to assemble a team that doesn’t rely on one person to score goals. There are three or four of us chipping in when one isn’t.

“It makes a lot easier for us and a lot harder for other teams. We’ve got to keep replicating that.”

Only one man has scored more goals for the Tigers than Magennis this season: Mallik Wilks.

The 22-year-old has notched 20 goals in all competitions – 17 in the league – and Magennis believes there is plenty more to come from him.

“Mallik’s been brilliant,” said Magennis. “He’s a great lad to be about and still very young.

“It seems to be when he’s playing with the manager, he gets the best out of him – when he was at Doncaster and coming here.

“We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg with Mallik. Depending on how far he wants to go is down to himself.

“If he proper applies himself, like he has been doing this season, he’ll go on to have a very good career.”

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