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Brown accepts big challenge

Hull City manager Phil Brown believes the club is going in the right direction and will be able to avoid relegation this season.

Chairman Paul Duffen shocked the Tigers by resigning on Thursday just a day after rumours suggesting Brown was about to axed began circulating.

But Brown insists he has been encouraged by recent results that include victory over Wigan Athletic and a goalless draw against Portsmouth.

He said:"A manager always relies on results and, at this moment in time, we've got four points from three games. If we put our best foot forward again and get something from the game (against Burnley on Saturday) that would be a good return from October.

"October was a big month, and so far it's been fairly successful on the field of play. There was a disappointing result with the defeat against Fulham, but the manner in which we played against Wigan and the manner in which we defended against Portsmouth is what we have to bring to the table on Saturday.

"If we bring our best defensive head to the table and also put our best foot forward, then I'm confident we have enough quality in the squad to cause Burnley problems.

"This situation is another challenge, or another chapter, in the life or the history of Hull City."

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