Mendy keen to hang around at Hull

Mendy signed for the Tigers in 2008 and agreed to a clause in his
contract that would give the player and the club the option of
ending his deal after two years. Hull are facing a £21million
shortfall in their finances should they make a return to the
Championship and Mendy is likely to be one of many faces to depart
the KC Stadium in an attempt to balance the books. That means the
28-year-old Frenchman could find his days at Hull numbered as he
approaches the end of his deal. And the former Bolton right-back
admitted it is a prospect he is not looking forward to after
revealing his desire to remain in East Yorkshire. Mendy told the
Hull Daily Mail: “I have one more year on my current deal but if
the team go down, my contract is finished. I want to stay here, my
family are really happy here and my children go to school here so
everybody is happy. “I don’t want to go anywhere else. I have a
clause that says that if we stay up, I have one year left, but if
we go down my contract is finished. So I have my fingers crossed
every day and I believe that we can stay up.” Mendy’s chances of
staying at Hull could be massively increased by helping his team to
victory over Burnley on Saturday. The two sides meet in a
relegation six-pointer that pits the second and third bottom teams
in the division against each other at the KC Stadium. Three points
for Iain Dowie’s team could see them rise out of the relegation
zone, although defeat would haul the Clarets level on 27 points.
Last week’s 2-0 reverse at Stoke kept Hull in the drop places, and
Mendy was under illusions as to outcome his team needed when Brian
Laws’ side travel over the Pennines at the weekend. The former PSG
man insisted: “We need to win Saturday – no draw, no defeat. Win.
If we win this game we take three points and we can get out of the
bottom three. “Every game is very important but this game is like a
final because of the club’s chances of survival.” Mendy backed
Dowie as the man to guide Hull to safety following the dismissal of
former manager Phil Brown, adding: “Iain is the right man to keep
us up. He has good experience and he is a good man. “Training is
very good and I like him, as do all the players. I think he is the
man for the situation.”