The KC Stadium

Next Game

Hull City v So'ton

Saturday, 01 November 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 0 - 0 Hull City

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Fulham game crucial for Bruce

Hull City manager Steve Bruce admits he needs to keep his team fully focused for Saturday's Premier League match against Fulham at the KC Stadium.

Last Updated: 01/01/14 at 14:43 Post Comment

Steve Bruce: Fulham game vital for Hull manager

Steve Bruce: Fulham game vital for Hull manager

The Tigers suffered only their second home defeat of the season when Manchester United fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 on Boxing Day and Bruce knows they cannot afford to slip up again against the struggling Cottagers.

"After Boxing Day and Manchester United coming to town, it's after the Lord Mayor's show, that's always a worry," said Bruce.

"It's back to Fulham and that's arguably the bigger game for us. We must have the mental capacity to play two games so quickly and get something from the second game.

"We need to pick up some points from the teams down below us. It's alright getting plaudits for playing well against teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City but we have to perform on Saturday.

"When the big teams come here, the expectation is that they will come and beat us, but I don't think Fulham will be playing four up front like United did at the end. We'll have to find another way to get something."

Hull are currently in 12th place in the table with 20 points from 18 matches, while Fulham, fresh from a 2-1 win at Norwich, are in 18th place with 16 points.

Bruce added: "We need to make sure the gap we have stays that way. We're ahead of the relegation areas and the challenge is to maintain that over the coming months.

"If we can beat Fulham, it will make a hell of a difference."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Premier League: Alexis Sanchez impresses Arsenal team-mates and opponents alike

Alexis Sanchez earned the plaudits after scoring both goals in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Sunderland.

Premier League: Swansea defeat Leicester 2-0 thanks to a Wilfried Bony brace

Wilfried Bony's brace helped Swansea seal their first win in six Premier League games with a 2-0 win against Leicester.

La Liga: Real Madrid come from behind to beat arch-rivals Barcelona

Real Madrid staged a stunning El Clasico fightback to overcome arch-rivals Barcelona 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

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