Callum Elder has been speaking about the team spirit, work ethic and the calm and steady approach that has been bringing results in recent weeks.
Ahead of this weekend’s home game against Gillingham, Elder, who has been one of Hull City’s most consistent performers this season, admits that the current team spirit is the best that he has experienced during his time at the KCOM Stadium but he knows that the hard work must continue as they take things one game at a time.
“The team is in a good place at the minute and I’d say the spirit is the highest it’s been in my time at the Club,” said Elder.
“We’re really fighting for each other and we know that we’re at an important stage of the season where every result is crucial. We’re enjoying getting out on the field and we’re playing well so hopefully we can continue that through until the end of the season.
“It’s about being as calm as you can be both on and off the field. If we can carry on with the way that we’ve been playing recently and the way in which we’ve been approaching games then we’ll stand ourselves in good stead.
“We’re working hard and pushing each other every day and it’s a good time to be a part of this squad. The lads that aren’t playing as regularly as they would like are fighting to win a place. There isn’t much of the season left so you really have to give everything that you’ve got.
“It’s been great to see the young lads coming through into the team and squad this season, especially the Hull boys. I was speaking to a couple of them the other day and they were saying how they used to come and watch Hull City with their mates and now their mates are watching them play for Hull City. At this stage of the season it’s all about showing a real collective work ethic to get the job done because we’re closing in on the end of the campaign now.”
Looking ahead to Saturday’s game against a Gillingham side currently two points shy of the play-off places, Elder added: “Gillingham are in a great place at the moment. They play a style of football that they’re achieving success with.
“We’ve analysed the threats that they’ll come here with, but the main thing is that we show another calm and controlled performance. It will come down to dealing with their threats and imposing ourselves on the game. We’re delighted to be back at home and we’re all looking forward to the game."