Stephen Clemence says Hull caretaker boss Mike Phelan now has a selection headache after a much-changed Tigers’ side beat Stoke.
The Tigers made eight changes, and handed debuts to six players, as they defeated Stoke City 2-1 in the EFL Cup at the Bet365 Stadium on Wednesday night.
There may have been a touch of fortune about the win as the home side dominated for long periods and will feel they should have won the game with plenty to spare, but Clemence was impressed with the new boys.
Goalkeeper David Marshall impressed when helping keep Stoke at bay, while fellow new signings Ryan Mason and Markus Henriksen, got the goals – the winner coming in stoppage time.
Hull are back in Premier League action this weekend and Clemence believes Phelan now has a selection headache.
“There’s headaches for Mick now but it’s great that they’ve come in and done so well,” said Clemence. “I’m sure Mick will have plenty to think about going into the weekend. Ryan’s volley was a hell of a goal. You’ll not see a better goal all week.
“It’s great that two of our new signings have got off the mark early. If you don’t get off to the best starts for a new club it can weigh on your shoulders so it’s great that they’ve come in and done so well.”