Bruce lamenting Tigers' bite

Friday 25th January 2013 13:43

Aluko: sorely missed

Aluko: sorely missed

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Hull City FanZoner Joel Sands fears a lack of goals could cost the Tigers automatic promotion.

Hull need a striker to kickstart promotion bid

If the last few games have taught us anything, it's that our failure to convert chances into goals could prove costly in the race for automatic promotion.

Currently the lowest scorers in the play-off places, the Tiger's lack of bite in attack has seen them score just five goals in their last five games, and with the transfer window heading into its final week, manager Steve Bruce may need to dip into the market in order to strengthen his options.

The beginning of the season showed plenty of promise with Bruce choosing to strengthen his attack early on with the signings of Nick Proschwitz and Sone Aluko.

Summer signing Proschwitz has struggled to adapt to English football since his move from German side SC Paderborn 07, scoring just four goals in 21 appearances for Hull.

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Aluko, meanwhile, proved to be an astute signing by Bruce when he joined from Rangers in the summer. Virtually an unknown in the Scottish Premier League, the striker took the Championship by storm in the first few games of the season and gave the Tigers that creative spark up front that the club had been lacking for some time.

Forming an impressive partnership with Jay Simpson, Aluko quickly became Hull's top scorer with 8 goals, but City's manager has since seen his prolific forward sidelined with injury alongside long-term absentee Matt Fryatt, and with Aaron McLean joining Ipswich on loan, the Tigers are in desperate need of a proven goalscorer to fire them back into form.

Bruce has now surely realised that he will need to act swiftly if he is to secure the services of his next hitman, and having recently missed out on long-time target Frazier Campbell to Championship rivals Cardiff, City may have to up-the-stakes if they are to clinch a deal for this type of player before the end of the month.

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