Hull City

Burke: Maintain The Form

02 November 2019
Reece Burke wants Hull City to maintain their recent form and focus when they take on Fulham this afternoon.

Grant McCann’s side make the trip to Craven Cottage buoyed by back-to-back Championship wins against Nottingham Forest and Derby County and, although expecting a tough encounter against the Cottagers, Burke insists the Tigers will head to the capital with plenty of belief in their ranks.

“It’s going to be another difficult game but there’s no reason why we can’t go there and get a result,” he said.

“We’re in a positive frame of mind at the moment, especially so after back-to-back wins, and the aim has to be to go there and continue that form. If we can do that then we’ll give ourselves a great chance.

“We know it’s going to be tough against what is a very good Fulham side. We know they are going to want a lot of the ball and play their passing game in order to cause us problems.

“The gaffer is all about the high press though and we’re not going to go there and stand off them and let them try to break us down.

“We’re going to go for it ourselves and try to get the three points to build on the Forest and Derby wins. We want to keep winning games.”

Burke and his defensive colleagues kept a third clean sheet of the Championship campaign last time out against the Rams – and the former West Ham United man is targeting more of the same going forward.

“From a defensive point of view we were pleased with how things went last weekend because we kept a clean sheet, which is obviously important if you want to win matches,” he added.

“We all know that if you keep clean sheets then you don’t lose matches, so it is an important aspect of the game which we are working hard on.

“It’s what we aim for every time we step onto the pitch. It was a massive lift to get the clean sheet against Derby and it was great for ‘Longy’.

“Everyone in the back five worked hard and we all were delighted to keep the clean sheet to help us on our way to the three points and that will be our aim once again this afternoon.”

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