Hull City Tigers

Adkins Looks Forward To QPR Challenge

15 March 2019
Nigel Adkins is expecting a challenging afternoon when Hull City host Queens Park Rangers on Saturday with both sides needing the points for different reasons.

The Tigers will be looking for a win to boost their chase for a play-off place, while the visitors are in need of points themselves as they look to ensure Championship status for next season with Steve McClaren’s side currently seven points above the relegation zone. It should make for an interesting afternoon at the KCOM Stadium.

“Our home form has been excellent, so we have to keep fighting and keep going all the way to give the supporters something to enjoy without the fear of the relegation battle that we were in last season,” said Adkins.

“It’ll be a tough game against QPR and they had a disappointing result in midweek losing in the last minute at home to Rotherham United. They still need some more points to make sure that they avoid the relegation battle.

“We know it will be a challenging game and they’ll be looking to win it. We had a cracking game down at their place earlier in the season but I’m sure this will be a different type of game. When we went there, our away form was good and we were sitting deep and counter-attacking well. Now we’re at home and we have a lot more possession of the ball.

“We’ve got to keep doing all of the right things and keep working hard. Our form at home has been good and the quality of football has been excellent with a lot of goals, but we must keep going through our processes to keep that going.”

Speaking about the Tigers’ continuing quest to land a play-off place, Adkins added: “We need to get more points. We’re going to do everything that we can to win the game against QPR and then we have the international break which gives us the opportunity to sit down and reflect for a couple of days.

“I want the supporters to come to games knowing that the players are going to give everything they’ve got to win a game of football, and I want the supporters to enjoy the remainder of the season. When you look at the amount of teams vying for that last play-off position, everybody is going to be beating everybody. Whoever can put a run together will give themselves an opportunity.”

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