Ahmed Elmohamady

Elmo looking to seal promotion

by Ashley Houghton

Loanee hoping for double celebration following player of the year win.

Ahmed Elmohamady was named Hull City’s Player of the Year last weekend and the Egyptian wide-man says he is looking to ‘finish the job’ as the Tigers aim to secure promotion to Barclays Premier League.

The Egyptian international - on loan from Sunderland - has been in fine form for City, scoring three times and providing a number of crucial assists in his 39 appearances this campaign.

The Tigers will secure promotion to the top flight with a win over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley on Saturday.

Hull lead third-placed Watford by four points with just two games remaining and they will clinch promotion, regardless of their own result, if Watford lose at playoff-chasing Leicester City.

“It has been a big season here,” Elmohamady told City's official website.

“I have to say thank you to my team-mates for helping me to win the award at the weekend and, of course, to the fans of Hull City for the support they have given me.

“I just hope that we can go on and get promoted at the weekend now.”

Barnsley will prove tough opposition for Hull, though, as they have survival on their minds; the Tykes will be relegated should they lose and Peterborough or Wolves win.

Meanwhile, Adam Reed’s York City will survive if they avoid defeat at relegation rivals Dagenham and Redbridge.

Nigel Worthington’s side are two points clear of the drop-zone and could survive if they fail to take anything from the game as long as both Barnet and AFC Wimbledon fail to win.

Elsewhere, Ji Dong-Won’s Augsburg will hope to boost their survival hopes against mid-table Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga.

There are still four games remaining in the German top flight but Ji’s side need to pick points up fast if they are to avoid a play-off match to battle for their survival.