Brown: Experience will help Tigers
The Tigers defied the critics by staying in England's top flight last season despite losing at home to Manchester United in their final game in May. The match sparked scenes of joy at the KC Stadium and even prompted Brown to show off his vocal talents to the East Yorkshire crowd. Although Brown would rather not be in another relegation scrap, he believes that as his players have been there and got the t-shirt they will have an insight into what lies ahead. Hull are currently just a point above third-from-bottom Bolton knowing they can ill-afford another defeat to relegation rivals West Ham on Saturday. "The experience we have from last year stands us in good stead," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail. "People talk about the top end of the division and how Manchester United are in a good position because of the experience they have stands them in good stead. "It's the same at the bottom half of the division and if you've got players who have been through it before, it can only be a positive. "Going into the business end of the season last year we were short of experience at this level. "It was the unknown but now we know a little bit more about it." Although Hull City were beaten 1-0 by Blackburn last time out Brown insists his troops remain full of belief that they can stay up. Brown admits his squad let themselves down at Ewood Park and that they will be looking to make amends in East London. "We're still very much full of belief," he continued. "It's not a belief that comes from results, it's all about the performances we've consistently found in the last 10 or 12 games. "There's probably only one occasion - and that was for 45 minutes - where we've let ourselves down in that time. "We can take something from every game where belief is concerned because we know we're going in the right direction. "We were disappointed that we didn't find the quality in the final third against Blackburn but I saw the disappointment in our changing room. "Each and every player knew that we were capable of playing better, that belief is still there."