Brown salutes strike force
Hull City boss Phil Brown hails his strikers after his side's 2-1 victory at high-flying West Brom.
By Laura Slatcher
Last Updated: 23/02/08 7:01pm
Hull City manager Phil Brown hailed strikers Fraizer Campbell and Caleb Folan after their goals in the 2-1 win over West Brom moved them back into play-off contention.
On-loan Manchester United striker Campbell gave Hull a 29th-minute lead with his ninth goal of the season before Roman Bednar equalised for the home side shortly before the break.
The game looked like it was heading for a draw before Folan's strike in the 83rd minute earned Hull their first victory at The Hawthorns for 34 years.
Brown's side have lost only once in their last 13 league games and the Tigers boss had high praise for his strike force.
He said: "I thought the two strikers were magnificent. Pace in any division will frighten any defenders and the two boys up top have it in abundance.
"If they continue to perform like that then Dean Windass and Nicky Barmby will struggle to get back in.
"We had a game plan to try and get behind West Brom as they at times leave two on two at the back and if you have pace you have to try and exploit that.
"All wins are satisfying but for me none more so than against the team who are favourites for automatic promotion. West Brom are a very good footballing team.
"We have got the mentality in the side that we can come to a place like The Hawthorns without any fear and turn over a very good team and deservedly so for me."
Albion manager Tony Mowbray is refusing to panic after the defeat despite it delivering a new blow to their automatic promotion hopes.
The Baggies have taken only two points from their last three games but Mowbray is insisting his sole priority is the performance of his side.
"I am not interested in statistics. I am interested in performances and generally they have not been too bad.
"If the performance level is right then the results will follow. I don't think there are any nerves. The team did not function against Hull as we know it can.
"There are plenty of games left for us this season. Our psyche will be fine going into the next 13 games. We believe we can win enough games and let's see if we can.
"But you have got to give Hull some credit. They came here and made life difficult for us with the way they set the team up.
"They probably deserved their win as we were disappointed how we played in the first half hour of the game."