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Huddlestone Keen To Improve Away Form


14:53 17th March 2017

Tom Huddlestone says the Tigers are determined to improve their away form in the end-of-season run-in.

Whilst Huddlestone and his team-mates have impressed on home soil under Marco Silva - winning three and drawing one of their four league games at the KCOM Stadium under the Portuguese to-date - it has been a different story on the road with just one point gained for a draw and three defeats.

The Tigers’ only league success away from home this term came at Swansea City back in August, and the 30-year-old midfielder insists everyone in the City camp is determined to add to that tally between now and the end of the season, starting against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

“It's been frustrating,” admitted Huddlestone. “We've had a few decent away performances and whether it's sloppy set-pieces or penalty decisions or whatever, it just hasn't quite clicked away from home for us.

“But we've still got a few games away from home and we know, even if it's just a point here and there, we need to put them on the board away from home as well as at the KCOM.

“We're confident going into most games to be honest. Of late we're a lot more organised and with some of the new signings we know we can hit teams on the break if we have to sit in a little deeper.

“We've added a lot more pace to the squad and we've still got chances to win matches away from home and win in different styles as well.”

On a personal level, Huddlestone has thrived since the change of management at the KCOM in January.

He is the only member of the Tigers’ squad to have featured in all 12 of Silva’s games in charge and has been in impressive form at the heart of the midfield, something which he puts down to the tactical acumen of the Tigers’ Head Coach.

“Working with him and his staff has been good,” he added. “It's been enjoyable and he's opened a few of our eyes to different tactics and ways of playing and ideas on the pitch, so it's been very enjoyable so far.

“He's given me a bit more responsibility in possession and out of possession and equally we know as a midfield two or three, if one player goes into a position he knows exactly where the other two should be.

“It just makes your job easier knowing if you go into a certain position, then you're reassured that the cover is behind you.”

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