Megson braced for ‘huge’ Hull clash

Bolton are third from bottom going into the game against

second-bottom Hull but the Trotters have taken five points from the

last nine and would go 14th with victory at the Reebok Stadium.

Hull arrive on the back of a home defeat by Manchester United and

Megson knows his side need all three points if they are to avoid

another long scrap this season. He said: “It’s a huge game. “We

know what to expect, it will be difficult and we have to be at it

right from the first minute. “We are on a decent run at the moment

and we need to keep that going and we know that it will be another

tough contest.” Kevin Davies believes the side are on the mend and

ready to climb out of the relegation zone. He said: “We have got a

lot going for us at the minute. We need to make sure that we

continue to work hard against Hull in what is going to be a

difficult match. “We have given some really good and strong

performances in recent matches. We were unfortunate not to beat

Manchester City, having taken the lead on three occasions. “But we

got the win we deserved against West Ham. Even when they got it

back to 1-1, we kept our heads up and finished off the game in

style. “Then we picked up another point at Turf Moor against a

really tough Burnley side. Now it’s up to all of us to maintain

that level for our match against Hull.” Matt Taylor scored a superb

free-kick against Burnley and Megson is looking for the midfielder

to kick on. “Matty’s ratio of games to goals so far has not been as

good as it was last year but he is capable of doing that, ” said

the Bolton boss. “I was really pleased for him because he has

continued to work hard and give 100% for the team and it was a

fantastic strike.” Midfielder Fabrice Muamba is available again

after sitting out the Burnley match through suspension. Gavin

McCann again looks likely to miss out with an ankle injury.