Left-back Brandon Fleming is hoping to retain his place in Grant McCann’s team following Saturday’s 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic.
The 21-year-old impressed on his return to the starting XI, keeping a clean sheet on his first league start since the 2-0 win over Gillingham on the opening day of the 2020/21 season.
“It’s just one of those things,” said Fleming. “Callum (Elder) has been playing really well. We push each other every day in training and there is a really healthy competition for the position.
“When I get my chance I just do my best to try and take it and that’s all I can do. When Callum plays the way he has been doing recently I can’t really go knocking on the gaffer’s door because he’s playing really well.
“I just want to play as many games as I can. Hopefully I’ve done enough to keep my place for the next game. I just want to play well when I get the chance. I’m 21 now and it feels like I’ve been around the first team for quite a long time but not played as many games as I would have liked although I still have plenty of time to kick on.”
Fleming recently committed to a new contract with the Tigers, keeping the academy product at the club until at least 2023.
And the defender insisted that it was an easy decision to make as he looks to push for a starting spot at his hometown club.
“It was a no-brainer,” he said. “I wanted to get the contract pushed over the line. It gives me some security and the base to go and play games, even if it comes on loan somewhere. I feel like I played well today so we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks and hopefully I’ll keep my place in the team because what I want to do is play for Hull City and that will always be my main aim.”