St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v Hull City

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

The KC Stadium

Last Game

Hull City 2 - 2 West Ham

Monday, 15 September 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Bruce confident of promotion

Hull manager Steve Bruce is confident his side will win one of their last two remaining games to clinch automatic promotion from the Championship.

Last Updated: 22/04/13 at 16:57 Post Comment

Steve Bruce: Predicted improvement from Hull against Barnsley

Steve Bruce: Predicted improvement from Hull against Barnsley

The Tigers were undone by nerves in a below-par display in a goalless home draw with already-relegated Bristol City on Friday, but are four points clear of nearest challengers Watford ahead of this weekend's penultimate game at Barnsley.

"We'll dust ourselves down and get ready for Barnsley now," said Bruce, whose side play promoted Cardiff at the KC Stadium on the final day.

He added on the club's official website: "I think the players will be better for the experience of last Friday because that was the first time I'd sensed any nerves and edginess.

"We've got ourselves into a position where we can go to Barnsley on Saturday and win promotion, and we'll be better than we were on Friday because, for sure, we can't be any worse.

"We're in a wonderful position and it's important that we stay positive.

"We're four points ahead, there's two games left and we need to win one of them.

"Who wouldn't have taken that a month ago let alone at the start of the season?

"We've got to get it in our minds that we have to go to Barnsley and get a result.

"If we can do that then we're promoted. Forget about what Watford do, it's all about us."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

Footer 365

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez embracing European challenge

Roberto Martinez believes that Everton need to be playing in Europe in order to fulfil the squad’s potential.

The Morning View: Mark Warburton and Alan McInally predict problems for Greg Dyke's foreign player reform

Greg Dyke will face many problems reducing non-EU imports - according to Mark Warburton and Sky Sports' Alan McInally

Transfer news: Pep Guardiola says Manchester United couldn't afford his stars

Pep Guardiola says Manchester United 'don't have enough money' to tempt top talent away from Bayern Munich.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property