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Scott Hogan - Jukey is up there with anyone I've played with

Scott Hogan and Lukas Jutkiewicz celebrate Blues' last-gasp equaliser against The Owls.
Scott Hogan and Lukas Jutkiewicz celebrate Blues' last-gasp equaliser against The Owls.

I'd love nothing more than for him to get to 20 goals because he deserves every goal he ever scores because you don't meet many strikers like him, he's fantastic.

Scott Hogan.

Scott Hogan has hailed the contribution that his strike partner Lukas Jutkiewicz makes to the team following their latest productive outing.

Each of them scored in the 3-3 draw against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, with them also providing the assist for their respective finishes.

Jutkiewicz struck on the half hour mark against The Owls, with Hogan bagging a point for Blues with a fine 91st minute volley.

"It was as scrappy old game," said Hogan.

"Bar the first 30 minutes when we were really good, we let ourselves down.

"I think it just sums up the Championship. As a neutral it's brilliant game to watch with all the chances and it was open, maybe too open for what we want. But we nicked a point and now we've got to move on to the next game."

As Hogan himself admits, he was largely ineffectual until his opportunity arose, but he was primed and ready for when it did.

"I was quite quiet because of the wind and a lot of balls were above my head, which is not good for me," he continued.

"I didn't have many touches in the penalty box, and I didn't have a chance until that point.

"But strikers always get a chance in a game no matter who they are, and I just had to keep waiting and waiting.

"Instinct took over and it was just a perfect cushioned header from Jukey, and I just guided it into the far corner, and it was a nice finish.

"I just waited all game for that one chance and it's up to me to score that chance and thankfully I did."

The Villa loanee's strike on Saturday took his tally to four goals in just five appearances since his move to the St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy stadium in January.

"Everywhere I've been if I've played a run of games, I’ve scored goals," he said.

"Even with the two-and-a-half bad years (since leaving Brentford) that I've had, when I've played, I've scored.

"I just want to play football and I'll always back myself to score if I play regularly.

"The manager wants me and Jukey to play up front every game until the end of the season.

"I'd only walked into the building 10 minutes and he said that to me.

"I've not had that for three years or so and to hear that it's brilliant and allows me to get on with it and score the goals which thankfully at the minute are going in."

As Hogan is keen to point out, his teammate Jutkiewicz has more than played his part in his extremely encouraging start at Blues.

"I get the assist for his goal and he scores, and he gets the assist for my goal and I score. It's good when both strikers have scored and assisted each other," he added.

"He's brilliant and he does all the dirty work. He's happy to do it and he'll come and tell you to get up the pitch and "I'll do this, or I'll do that".

"He's a fantastic professional and he's getting his just rewards with his goals.

"There's a long way to this season and I've already said to him I've only been here a few weeks but the type of person he is and how he plays and what he does every day for the lads I'd love nothing more than for him to get to 20 goals because he deserves every goal he ever scores because you don't meet many strikers like him, he's fantastic.

"He's a credit to himself. He's right up there with anyone I've played with just because he's so unselfish and the way he puts everyone before himself."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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