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Hull's George Boyd shows his eye for goal against Nottingham Forest

Boyd joined Hull on loan from Peterborough last month (©GettyImages)
Boyd joined Hull on loan from Peterborough last month (©GettyImages).

Hull City winger George Boyd proved that his eyesight is not a problem after scoring against Nottingham Forest, who pulled the plug on a deal to sign him at the last minute in January, on Saturday.

Boyd was one of the main talking points on deadline day after the Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi opted against signing the Scotland B international from Peterborough due to a failed eye-test.

It was a decision that shocked the footballing world and frustrated many of the Forest faithful and also the manager at the time, Alex McLeish, who has now left the club after a fall-out with the club's chairman.

The Scottish midfielder, who made a name for himself at Peterborough, finally left the Posh when he was loaned out to Hull with a view to making it permanent in the summer. So far, his career at the Tigers has been very impressive, having already scored three goals.

His third goal came against Forest at the weekend - much to his delight, as he then produced a comedy celebration.

After scoring the opener with a lob, Boyd ran off to the fans and put two circles over his eyes symbolising glasses to take a cheeky dig at the club that rejected him because of his apparent poor eye-sight.

Unfortunately for Boyd, Hull went on to lose 2-1, but his manager Steve Bruce has hailed him as his best signing ever.

"Sometimes it's what happens in football, with our deal for DJ Campbell not going through, and George's deal not happening at Forest, it opened the door and George has not let me down in that respect, he has been terrific," Bruce told thisishullandeastriding.co.uk.

"For the amount of money we paid for him, he has arguably been the best couple of hundred grand I have ever spent, and I have only worked with him two weeks.

"He has been just as I thought he would be. He is one of those players people have looked at as he has been a practical player, not a superstar, for Peterborough. He's one of them where we have all looked at him and wondered.

"Then, once you get him and you start working with him, you see he can play in a number of positions, he runs, he has a great attitude and he is first in to training.

"He has had a wonderful first few weeks. He is down to earth and a really good professional, well grounded and, as I said, probably the best couple of hundred thousand I've ever spent."

 

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