Vine has point to prove
Hull City striker Rowan Vine admits he has a point to prove at the KC Stadium following his switch from QPR.
Last Updated: 04/10/10 11:47am
On-loan Hull City striker Rowan Vine admits he has a point to prove at the KC Stadium following his switch from QPR.
The 28-year-old forward made the move North at the start of the month and made his debut in the Tigers' 0-0 draw with Coventry at the weekend.
Hull have made a stuttering start to the Championship campaign and only Sheffield United have scored fewer goals in the league so far.
But Vine is confident he can rekindle his touch in front of goal during his one month at the club, and admits he is keen to prove himself.
"I am buzzing to be here," he told the Hull Daily Mail. "I have a point to prove, though not to individuals or anything like that. More to myself.
"It came as a bit of a surprise. I had been at training on the Thursday and the manager (Neil Warnock) called me in to say Hull were interested and did I want to go.
"I've wanted something I could get my teeth into.
"The manager here has not mentioned beyond the month. He just said that Hull needed something different and he thought I could be it."
Vine links up with former QPR frontman Jay Simpson at Hull, who has not yet scored in nine matches for his new club.
"Jay will get goals," Vine added. "He got them last year. We played together a few times at QPR so I know how he plays the game.
"Confidence can be a problem when you're not scoring goals.
"Strikers put the most amount of pressure on themselves, whether it is Jay or whoever is up front.
"He just needs the rub of the green. Against Coventry, he tried hard and if he keeps doing that then the goals will come.
"That was what happened last year and I am a big believer that it will again."