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Hull bringing the bus and Geovanni

last updated Thursday 15th October 2009, 9:36 AM
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
GEOVANNI'S goal-rush is just reward for his commitment to the Hull City cause, according to manager Phil Brown.

The Brazilian star, who signed an extended contract at the KC Stadium last month, has caught the eye with four strikes in his last six games.

It is form to enhance his popularity among supporters and see him stand clear at the top of the Tigers' goalscoring charts.

But, having previously overlooked the 29-year-old for the opening two fixtures of the season, Brown is delighted to see a fierce work-rate driving his creative talisman.

"He didn't even start the first two games but Geovanni has now scored four goals in six games, he's going better than a goal every other game," said Brown.

"That's a good return, but it's reward for the work rate that he's brought to his game in the last year.

"We've had him doing things above and beyond the call of duty and that's what we needed.

"You know that there's a talented footballer but when you mix that with someone who is prepared to go the extra mile, you've got a great asset."

Geovanni notched his latest goal - his 12th in 46 City appearances since arriving on a free transfer last summer - as the Tigers ground out a valuable win over Wigan last time out.

It ended a worrying run of form but leaves Brown's men in high spirits as they prepare for a televised trip to Fulham on Monday night.

Encouraged by his side's approach against Wigan, Brown is calling for more of the same at Craven Cottage.

"If we do the simple things right in the next month, we will win more games than we lose," he said.

"We need to reduce the risks we take but that's not negative.

"You see a team like Liverpool and they don't play high-risk football. They've got better players than us so what's the sense in us doing it?

"I've had added time to prepare for Fulham but the analysis of them is secondary to the analysis of us at the moment.

"That boils down to us playing less risky football and having a higher chance of winning games of football."

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