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Long's playing style suits Jela down to the ground at Tigers

CROATIA star Nikica Jelavic believes that his partnership with Shane Long at Hull City works well because they have different playing styles.

Jelavic and Long have combined since their January moves to Hull to help the club move up the Premier League table and the former Everton man says he relishes playing alongside Long.

"Shane is a good striker and we're different types of players," said Jelavic.

"He's not the biggest but he's quick and has a good header, whereas I'm obviously a little slower than him and I like to keep the ball and try win it in the air.

"When you play with two strikers, it's always good to have one who is quick and the other who is big and can jump."