Hull Away Player Ratings
02 March 09
A look at the vital victory yesterday and an analysis of every player on show.
I know Sasman didn't get a chance to do his ratings so I am stepping in.
An absolute powerhouse show from the makeshift midfielder.
Ran the show, put his foot on the ball and certainly wasn't afraid to run with it at pace.
Scored one, set up one and never stopped running.
Could you ask for any more?
Robinson - 7
Ooijer - 6
Nelsen - 8
For people who call me bias - point out one thing he did incorrectly yesterday.
Samba - 7
Will have to up his game and keep it around this level though as Givet and Zurab will breathe down his neck for a starting place.
Givet - 7
A classy display from left back with plenty of support play to back up Pedersen.
Always timed his challenges well and offered width at left back.
A great signing from Sam this one.
Diouf - 7
His end product was a little lacking yesterday but his trickery and his pace caused Hull problems. He still goes to ground very easily but he knows what he is doing and showed yesterday that he is certainly a wiley operator.
Andrews - 6
People will still get on his back for his lack of 'flash' but every team has one of these players and Keith is ours.
Warnock - 9
Gamst Pedersen - 5
It was a rare lapse in temper from a usually timid man but it was silly none the less.
His display before that was looking ok and he was certainly putting in the miles.
Let us down in the end now and will give Villanueva/Treacy a shot at his spot whilst he is suspended.
Santa Cruz - 8
He was a massive focal point against Hull and was nodding down everything and his hold up play was top notch.
He may not want to be here in the long run but you can't doubt his effectiveness. Unlucky not to score.
Grella - 6
Is still a little guilty of hoffing the ball up but he is looking like a £4 million player. A force on which future Rovers midfields can be built.
Brown - 7
Stood no chance with the goal and claim crosses arguably better than Robinson does.
Roberts - 5
Aaron Mokoena - 5
It took us a while to get going but he set the team up for a clean sheet and we nearly got one.
He let the flair players, i.e. Diouf, Santa Cruz, Warnock have a bit of freedom and made them work for him.
Well done Sam. We came for 3 points and we got them.