De Wijs Targeting Improved Away Form

13 March 2019
Jordy de Wijs accepts Hull City’s away form must improve if they are to mount a serious play-off challenge.

The Tigers dropped to eleventh in the table following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest, which was their fourth loss in five away from home since the turn of the year.

Despite their last win on the road coming in the 2-0 victory over Leeds United back in late December, the Tigers remain within touching distance of the Sky Bet Championship’s top six thanks to an impressive run of results at the KCOM Stadium but the Dutchman has called on the team to bounce back and claim a first away win of 2019 when they head to Norwich City this evening.

“It’s difficult to say why our away form isn’t matching our results at home,” he said.

“We prepare for every game the same – whether it’s at home or away. The focus is always the same.

“The Forest defeat was frustrating for all of us, but we have to keep going as a team. To win games of football, you have to score goals and keep clean sheets, so we know we can improve from the performance against Nottingham Forest.

“I think it will be a good game tonight. It is another game away from home, but it is another opportunity to show what we’ve got as a team.

“Norwich will probably be the favourites with them being at the top of the league, but we beat Leeds United away, so why can’t we beat Norwich away.

“I want to help the team get clean sheets and win football matches. Obviously it was disappointing not to do either of those at the weekend, but we go again at Norwich this evening.

“We just have to focus and continue to work hard for each other and – hopefully – our away form will change and we can produce the right sort of response.”

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