Chuba Akpom has spoken about his loan spell at Hull City so far and revealed that his teammates there are always willing to give advice and help him improve.
The striker has scored twice in 11 appearances for the fellow Premier League club and has admitted that although he’s like to be scoring even more, he’s happy with the wisdom being imparted on him from the more experienced squad members.
Speaking recently, the 19-year-old said, “There is a lot of experience in the squad, but I also notice how humble those players are. They might have played hundreds of games in the Premier League but they are so down to earth.
“They’re always looking to pass on advice and I’m trying to take in everything that they tell me.”
The youngster continued, “To come here as a young player and see so much experience around you is quite refreshing and it is already proving to be an education. It’s great to be around these players.
This isn’t Akpom’s first loan spell. Previously, he’s spent seasons at Brentford, Coventry City and Nottingham Forest. Therefore, the youngster will be eyeing up a first team role at some point in the not-too-distance future.
My only concern with Akpom is that he’ll turn into another Benik Afobe; he’ll get loaned out to a number of teams, season after season, but he never quite hits the level he should be at to be challenging for a position in the senior squad and therefore ends up getting sold.
Fortunately, he appears to be enjoying his loan spell at Hull and appears optimistic.