Brown happy with Henrik punt
Phil Brown had nothing but praise for Henrik Pedersen, but Jim Magilton was 'bitterly disappointed'.
Last Updated: 29/09/07 7:01pm
Phil Brown had nothing but praise for Henrik Pedersen after the Dane's double in Hull City's 3-1 win over Ipswich Town.
Pedersen struck twice in the first half as the recent signing marked his first start in the Championship with a telling contribution.
Hull boss Brown feels it was a gamble signing Pedersen, but he is happy to have taken the risk on the former Bolton man.
"Henrik's been through a tough time so full credit to him," said Brown.
"He's looking stronger and fitter and if we can keep him on the field of play, he can score goals.
"You've got to take a punt every time you go into the transfer market and the punt on Henrik was that we were signing an ex-Premiership player, an injured ex-Premiership player.
"I've nothing but praise for him. He's a driven person and to get his first start in the league and score two league goals was testimony to his attitude."
Dan Harding scored Ipswich's consolation, with the visitors having also struck the woodwork twice in the first half.
Ipswich boss Jim Magilton said: "I'm bitterly disappointed.
"We started very bright and created chances. But we conceded three shockers from set-pieces and sloppy defending.
"We let in three poor goals and if you defend like that you deserve to be punished - and we were.
"Too many of my players are comfortable in their home surroundings, but
when it comes to rolling their sleeves up away from home, we were found wanting.
"If you want a realistic chance of doing any good in this division you've got to pick up points away from home, and we haven't."