Kilbane: Tigers confidence is high

The Tigers have not won in six Premier League games but are

encouraged by their performances in a defeat to Manchester United

and 2-2 draw with Bolton over Christmas. Kilbane has not got off

the bench in any of the last six matches but is now hoping for a

chance with Phil Brown likely to rotate his squad at the DW Stadium

on Saturday. The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international, who

left Wigan for Hull last January, said: “Confidence is high at the

moment, everyone is training at a high level. Wigan is a good game

for us. They started the season on fire in the first game at Villa,

everything was looking good for them. “The 9-1 defeat against

Tottenham probably set them back but they are a stable club,

everything is run really well there and they’ve got some good

players. “You want to play, of course you do, and it is

disappointing when you are not. But you’ve just got to try to take

your chance when it arises and hopefully it will come in the next

few weeks.”