FA Cup win will spark Hull City's rejuvenation, says Ola Aina

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The Tigers progressed to the fourth round of the competition and the 21-year-old is upbeat that the win will boost their confidence

Ola Aina is certain that Hull City’s 1-0 win against Blackburn Rovers will spark more striking performances from the club.

The Nigeria international’s effort helped Nigel Adkins’ men advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Prior to the victory, the Tigers have been winless in five games which have condemned them to the 21st spot in the English Championship table,  just a place above the relegation zone.

And the Chelsea loanee who praised their recent style of play is looking to see it produce fruitful results in the coming days.

“We definitely needed this win. We’ve been playing some good football, everyone can see that,” Aina told Hull Daily Mail.

“The style of our football is really nice to watch but we just haven’t been able to put the finishing touch to it and win the game. It’s been the fine details with this team so I feel like this is a step forward again.

“This win was a confidence boost that the team needs and the club needs. Hopefully we can kick on from here. We can’t just say that, though, we have to do it.”

On scoring his first career goal, he said: “It’s an exciting feeling. I’d always wondered when it was going to come and happily it came as the winning goal. I’m really happy.

“I usually sit on the halfway line for corners but Crozza [Andy Crosby] had his little intuition about this game and told me to get up there and see what I could do. Thankfully it paid off.”

The wing-back is also looking forward to seeing Hull continue their impressive run in the FA Cup with a target to win the diadem.

“I wouldn’t mind a cup run,” he continued.

“Obviously the league is our main priority but to have a good cup run I don’t think you’d hear anyone complaining.

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“There’s some magic in this competition as everyone knows and if we get on a decent run that would be just as good as anything this season.

“We know we haven’t made a great start to this season so to have a cup run would boost the fans and give them something to cheer about.”

Hull will welcome Reading to KCOM Stadium for their next game on January 13 and Aina will be expected to feature.

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