Bullard scores on Hull comeback

24 February 2010 10:25
Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard marked his return from injury with a spectacular goal for the reserves.Bullard, 31, showed he had lost none of his flair when he flicked up a tapped free-kick and volleyed the ball home during a 3-0 win over Wigan. [LNB]Hull's record £5m signing has not played since injuring his knee against Aston Villa in December. [LNB]But Bullard came through an hour for the reserves and could be on track to feature against Everton on 7 March. [LNB]With 17th-placed Hull only a point off the Premier League relegation zone, the return of the talismanic Bullard would give Tigers manager Phil Brown a much-needed boost. [LNB]Bullard helped revive the club's fortunes in October when he returned to action after a lengthy lay-off following knee surgery in the United States. [LNB]He won the player of the month award in November and his return coincided with Hull embarking on a four-game unbeaten run.[LNB] Jimmy still looks the business, movement, touch, vision, passing the lot NFUNo1 However, it was a short-lived comeback for Bullard, with the former Fulham player injuring his other knee only 19 minutes into Hull's Premier League tie with Aston Villa. [LNB]Brown had hoped to see Bullard return to action in January but that assessment proved optimistic, even though the injury was not as serious as initially feared. [LNB]Bullard's confident return for the reserves against Wigan at North Ferriby could lead to him having a further run-out against Galway in a friendly on Friday.

Source: BBC_Sport