Hull City Tigers

Adkins Looks Ahead To Millwall Test

07 December 2018
Nigel Adkins says his players will face a tough test against Millwall on Saturday as his Hull City side look to make it back-to-back away wins.

The Tigers travel to The Den on the back of a 3-2 success at Queens Park Rangers last weekend and another three points would continue a good run of recent form.

“It’s a tough game and Neil Harris has done a really good job down at Millwall,” said Adkins.

“They’ve lost a couple of games and things haven’t gone their way of late. We’ve scored three times in each of our last two away games so we should go there with confidence, but we are well aware that this is going to be a tough, tough game.

“They’re talking about going back to the basics that have served them well in the past. We know that they are a direct and very competitive side with big threats in the team. We know that we’ll have to defend really well and compete because if we don’t we won’t stand a chance.

“The crowd down there will be passionate and Neil will want them right behind his team so there should be a good atmosphere and one that we have to embrace.

“It’s a challenge to win back-to-back away games in this division and we know we’ll probably have to make changes to our team with the concerns over Burke and Lichaj, but we’ll be looking to pose a threat to Millwall just as we have done to Birmingham and Queens Park Rangers in our last two away games.”

Adkins will want his players to show all of the key attributes that have been evident in recent weeks and has been pleased with the response to a set-back against Nottingham Forest a fortnight ago.

“We’ve demonstrated that we’ve got a togetherness, a team spirit and the lads are passionate in trying to get the best out of their ability,” the Head Coach continued.

“That goes a long way and we’re getting that right. Now we’re trying to get the other element right and that is playing winning football and a brand of football that supporters are going to enjoy watching. Against Nottingham Forest a fortnight ago it wasn’t our day, but we’ve responded well since then and that is important especially when you’re down at the bottom end of the division.

“We do a lot of good things and that comes with the experience of being in football for a long time.”


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