Phelan fires rallying call

Hull caretaker boss Mike Phelan says it is crucial his players remain positive, despite a 5-1 mauling against Liverpool on Saturday.

Hull: Phelan fires rallying callHull: Phelan fires rallying call

Following an electric start to the season, the Tigers have been pegged back by defeats against Arsenal and Liverpool, but Phelan has called for calm during a difficult spell.

Chelsea are next up at the KCOM Stadium this weekend as the tough run of fixtures continues, but Phelan says they cannot let the last two results effect them.

The biggest games this season will be against the teams in and around them in the battle to stay up, and Phelan is calling for a positive attitude.

“The key is we stay positive and I want the players to stay positive,” the caretaker manager told reporters. “I do believe we will be where we need to be when it matters, which is competitive against the right teams who we feel we have an opportunity to beat. We are working on that. We are trying to get there and it’s unfortunate we’ve hit this three game spell against the best teams in the league.

“Seven points after six games is a decent return. We could have had a couple more, in my opinion. That is one particular game but it wasn’t to be.”

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