Monday, 20 October 2008

Hull Boss Brown: "We Can't Survive On Set-Pieces Alone This Season"

Hull City boss Phil Brown has claimed that his Premier League debutantes have “got to provide more quality” because he fears that the Tigers “can’t survive on set-pieces alone” if they want to maintain their remarkable run in their first foray into top-flight football for the Yorkshire club.

Hull are the surprise package of the Premiership this season, with the Tigers moving back into 3rd place in the league after Michael Turner’s goal gave them a 1-0 win over West Ham United at the KC Stadium on Sunday. This was the third win in a row for Hull, coming on the back of victories over Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but despite their start to the campaign, which has seen Brown’s side only lose once this term, Brown feels that there is still room for improvement in the side.

Brown said: “I think we've got to provide a little bit more quality on the ball because we can't survive on set-pieces alone this season.”

However, Brown has insisted that he is not worried about the bubble bursting at Hull, with the former Derby County manager revealing that the Yorkshire side would just have to blow another one.

“But my biggest problem before the game was maintaining the success,” he added.

“People were talking about bubbles bursting but my simple answer to a bubble bursting is to blow another bubble.”

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