HULL City’s victory at Leeds United did not come as a huge surprise to Phil Parkinson.

The Wanderers boss will be aiming to halt the Tigers’ four-game winning streak when he takes his side to the KCOM Stadium on New Year’s Day.

But while many a coupon was busted when Jarrod Bowen scored twice at Elland Road to topple the league leaders, Parkinson believes Leeds had been riding their luck for a number of weeks.

“Leeds went to Villa and won in the last minute, scored two late goals the other day, we took them to the wire here – that’s not going to continue,” he said.

“They are going to come unstuck with the energy they play at, it’s very difficult to maintain it.”

Examining the impressive numbers from Wanderers’ previous two games, Parkinson hopes his players are able to sustain their efforts against Hull to stay out of the bottom three.

“The Rotherham game was a physically-demanding performance and someone like Christian Doidge’s physical stats in that game were outstanding,” he said. “I was pleased he could back them up against Stoke. We need to go and do that again at Hull.”

Bowen's form for Hull has prompted speculation that Premier League sides such as Tottenham and Everton could be plotting a January move.

Nigel Adkins says he is under no pressure to do business next month.

“We’re an in-form team so I imagine a lot of clubs will be looking at several of our players," he said.

“We’re not looking to lose anyone. The owners have said we don’t need to. However, we all know what football can be like.

“Jarrod has scored 14 last season, he’s got 10 this season. He’s a young English player who’s exciting and has got flair. Who knows what will happen?”