Hull City

Adkins Targets Four Wins As Tigers Prepare For West Brom

18 April 2019
Four wins from four is the target for Head Coach Nigel Adkins as he looks to keep his Hull City side in the race for a play-off place.

The Tigers head to West Bromwich Albion on Good Friday five points off the final play-off spot with four games to play, and Adkins believes anything is possible during the final weeks of the season.

“The lads all want to be involved and we’re still in this race,” said Adkins.

“We’ve got to win all four games to give ourselves an opportunity. The three teams above us all have tough games, and we have to play Bristol City on the final day of the season.

“Breaking it down, we have to go and do our business and win our next game which is a tough one away at West Brom. We’ve prepared right and if we can take the second half performance that we put in at Middlesbrough last weekend into this game then we will give ourselves an opportunity against a very tough side.

“We want to play the way we want to play, and the way that we have played away from home at times especially on the counter-attack.

“We’re chasing but we’re hanging in there. Effectively we’re playing knock-out football with four games to go. It’s the first game of the Easter period, the sun’s going to be out, I’m sure we’re going to take a great following with us which we appreciate, it will be close to a full house and it’s going to be a great game against a good side.”

And despite West Brom’s place in the play-offs being all but secured, Adkins isn’t expecting any let-up from a Baggies side that has won its last three on home soil.

“They’ll be wanting some form to take into the play-offs and to have that you’ve got to go out and win,” continued Adkins.

“They should, realistically, have enough points now for a play-off position. However, you don’t want to go into those play-offs having lost games because it’s hard to get out of a downward spiral. They’ll have a full house so there will be an expectation from their crowd that they play in a certain way.

“They won’t be taking their foot off the pedal and have a caretaker manager who has done really well. They’re looking for promotion.”