Hull City must put pressure on promotion rivals during crucial week at KC, says Jack Hobbs
JACK Hobbs says Hull City must capitalise on a pivotal week at the KC Stadium in order to reclaim the initiative in the Championship automatic promotion race.
The Tigers' spurned a big invitation to move back up to second in the table when losing 1-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
However, Derby County's rearranged visit tomorrow night will see the same incentive extended and begins a potentially defining week in the Tigers' season.
Further home games with Charlton Athletic this Saturday and Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday week provide the Tigers with a chance to make amends and Hobbs knows they must take advantage.
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"It's three home games on the bounce and it's going to be testing but we'll look to do things right and approach each game with a positive attitude," said Hobbs.
"It could really set us up nicely if we get some good results.
"We'll be looking to put some pressure on our rivals. It would have been nice to start off this period with a win but we'll look to bounce back against Derby."
On a weekend of surprises in the Championship, Brighton and Blackburn, the two sides now occupying seventh and eighth, were the only two teams in the top half to win.
That ensured the damage inflicted by a loss to Brighton was minimal for City but sees one point separating four teams below league-leaders Cardiff.
"This is such a random league," Hobbs added.
"Form can go out of the window, as we have seen this weekend.
"The teams doing well have lost random games all season long.
"That is why any side who can put any sort of consistency together is propelled up the league. We think we can do that."