Walters won't do Bo any favours

JON Walters faces a fitness battle ahead of tonight's game against former club Hull City and, despite the pleadings of Tigers keeper Bo Myhill, will be looking for victory.

By Derek Davis

JON Walters faces a fitness battle ahead of tonight's game against former club Hull City and, despite the pleadings of Tigers keeper Bo Myhill, will be looking for victory.

Walters made 53 appearances in two stints for Hull but also suffered a difficult time off the pitch when his daughter was born with her intestines growing outside her stomach.

After notching his first goal for the Blues since his January move from Chester City, Walters is hoping to do well at the KC Stadium tonight.

He said: “I have special memories about Hull, good and bad, but I have not been back to Hull for football since I left. I have been to see some friends but not been back to the stadium.

“I spoke with the Hull keeper Bo Myhill during last week and he was joking that we should let them win - but I told him no chance.”

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Walters won promotion with City and, even with the upheaval there has been at Hull, is surprised that they are struggling near the foot of the table this season.

He said: “A lot of players have gone since I was there, it was a great team spirit and a couple of managers have been and gone

“But I'm still surprised how low they are because they have good players there.”

Although the second goal against QPR on Saturday was his first, Walters has impressed with his football brain and style of play.

Boss Jim Magilton added: “Jon is a workaholic in training and is desperate to improve. He ha been fantastic for us and has just needed opportunities. He took his goal well on Saturday and I'm sure that is the start of things to come.

“I like his qualities, he has a certain pedigree and the education he has shows. He believes he is getting a second chance and he is willing to put in the hours to make up for it.

“One goal doesn't make a summer but, if work ethic and the way he applies himself is anything to go by, then he deserves to make a success of his second chance.

“He has kept believing through everything he has been through and has maintained his belief, which is the most important thing.”

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