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Hull boss Barmby acknowledges great attitude of Garcia

Hull City manager Nick Barmby has praised Richard Garcia for working hard and showing patience in his comeback from a knee injury.

The Australian forward made his first starts in about a year when he played 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss at Millwall before backing that up with another full shift in the 2-1 home win over Socceroos teammate Scott McDonald's Middlesbrough on Monday.

Barmby was full of superlatives for Garcia who has put in the yards then waited for his opportunity with the Tigers boss suggesting life would be much easier if everyone had the 30-year olds mindset.

"I said it in the dressing room, a special mention has to go to 'Garce'," Barmby told the club's official website.

"You look at his attitude - he never let his head go down when he wasn't playing and I've said to the younger players here, you have to look at players like him.

"He kept himself in peak physical condition ready for the call and he got the call on Saturday and played well. He then played out of position on Monday and did well.

"I wouldn't say we were worried (about him playing two games in three days). We sat down with him on Sunday and said see how you feel. He said he was desperate to play and that was good enough for me."

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Andrew Slevison
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