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Atkinson Also Has A Point To Prove

Atkinson Also Has A Point To Prove

It's not just Phil Brown who will be looking to get one over on his former club, midfielder Will Atkinson also wants to settle a score.

Atkinson was with Hull City from the age of eight and progressed through their Academy set up where he moved on aged 22 to Bradford City.

With his experience in Bradford's Cup exploits and their trip to Wembley in the Capital One Cup, he is now looking to replicate that with us, so he knows what it's like to face Premiership opposition, and he knows we shouldn't be scared or worried - we just have to focus on what we do well, and give it our best crack.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game, he explained.

'It's a massive game for the club and we're all looking forward to playing Hull. Having played for them, there's obviously a bit more about the game for myself, as well as the manager of course. Whenever you go up against a former club you always feel you've got a point to prove to show them the player you are. I won't let that effect my game, but having not been able to maintain a spot in the first team, I'd be nice to help knock them out of the FA Cup.'

During his five years with Hull as a professional under contract, he made six starting appearances for them, a further two from the bench and found the net once and he's since gone on to prove himself especially with Bradford and then us.

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Writer:Shrimper79
Date:Thursday January 23 2014
Time: 10:55PM

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With all the Phil Brown talk it's easy to forget Atkinson has previous with Hull too. He'll be up for it too.
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24/01/2014 22:44:00
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