Dowie warns Tigers to be wary

Hull City boss Iain Dowie has warned his players to prepare for a Burnley backlash when the relegation candidates meet at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

The Clarets were thrashed 6-1 by Manchester City last weekend after producing a woeful home performance which has been savaged by their critics.

The 18th-placed Tigers have three points and a game in hand on Burnley ahead of Saturday's showdown but Dowie is wary of a backlash from the visitors.

"They will be hurting, that will add to the spice. I understand how colossal a game it is, not just for the club but for the city of Hull," said Dowie.

Meanwhile, Dowie believes that the likes of Wolves, Bolton, Wigan and West Ham are all still candidates for relegation.

Speaking about the race to avoid the drop to the Championship, he added:"I think Sunderland (in 13th spot) are definitely out of it now and the rest of us are where we are.

"What we must do is get a result and all of a sudden other teams are under pressure."

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