Championship football has brought out the best in Hull City's Abel Hernandez

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Following his club's relegation back into the Championship last May, Abel Hernandez's days in a Hull City shirt appeared to be numbered.

With doubt over his desire to play in the second tier of English football and question marks over his Premier League performances, it seemed only a matter of time before the striker left the KC Stadium.

However, after an extended summer break due to his participation in the Copa America, Hernandez returned to training with the Tigers and, despite missing the first two league games through suspension, returned to goalscoring form with a strike in a 2-1 away defeat to Charlton.


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And the Uruguayan hasn't looked back since, scoring 15 league goals this season and bagging himself a hat-trick earlier this month.

It seems the drop down into the Championship has helped Hernandez finally settle down at Hull and allowed him to rediscover his goalscoring touch.

The return to fitness of Mo Diame has also contributed to the striker's fantastic form. Hernandez enjoyed a bright start to the campaign, but his form notably dropped off due in no small part to Diame's absence after suffering a knee injury.

Likewise, Diame has struggled for form when his teammate has been missing through injury at various points this campaign.

As a result, Hull's best performances have come when the pair have both played. The Tigers are currently top in the Championship and seem on course for a return to England's top flight providing they can keep Hernandez fit and firing between now and May.

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