Bruce wants focused Tigers
Hull manager Steve Bruce is determined not to let any
complacency creep into his squad following their impressive rise
into the top two of the Championship, warning his players the job
is only half done.
The Tigers’ 2-1 win at Derby on Friday was their fourth on the
trot in the league and lifted them up to second spot, three points
behind leaders Cardiff.
Bruce is understandably delighted with his side’s efforts but,
speaking ahead of the visit of fifth-placed Leicester on Boxing
Day, he is also at pains to point out there is still a long way to
“It has been so refreshing to work with this group. They’re a
good bunch and deserve the little bit of acclaim they’re getting at
the moment,” Bruce said on his club’s website.
“But we have to remember that we’re still only half way. The
players have got that bounce about them, winning games give you
“As I’ve said so many times, it’s no good being top of the
league at Christmas. We need to be there when the daffodils come up
and if we’re still there or thereabouts, we’ll have a chance.”