Alfie Jones has been speaking about the depth of character that exists within the Hull City squad as they prepare for this weekend’s game against Lincoln City.
The Tigers have had to show that character in recent weeks when coming from behind to win against Crewe Alexandra and Fleetwood Town, as well as claiming a midweek point against Sunderland after falling behind twice, and Jones feels that the character and resilience that he and his team-mates have shown is a major attribute.
“There’s been a lot of resilience about us,” said Jones.
“Even in the games when we have gone a goal down, we have shown the right character to get back into it and we have the right sort of characters in the dressing room. People have really stepped up to the plate no matter what the situation has been and that has been a massive factor for us.
“We have a lot of belief in each other as well so that, if we do fall behind, we feel we have the quality to come back. We fight for each other.”
Jones and his team-mates head to the LNER Stadium on Saturday knowing that a win against Lincoln will see promotion back to the Championship confirmed, but the former Southampton man says they are just focussing on the difficult task they face against an Imps side with promotion hopes of their own.
“Lincoln are a good side and have some very dangerous players that can hurt any team in the league,” continued Jones.
“They seem like a tight-knit group and are hard to beat so it will be a tough test for us. We’re going to have to show that resilience again and do our bit on the ball, and we’ll have to be at our best.
“It’s a big game and having a crowd there would have topped the whole thing off, so it’s a shame that we’re still unable to have fans at games. We’ll remain fully focussed on doing our job and what we need to do to win the game."