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.”