English Premiership

'Cup final' run in for Hull City

2015-05-15 11:00
Nikica Jelavic (AFP)

London - Hull defender Andrew Robertson has described the Tigers' final two matches of the season as 'bigger than cup finals'.

After Saturday, Hull face Manchester United at the KC Stadium in the final match of the season.

Steve Bruce's team are desperate for points, as they start this weekend two points adrift of safety in the final relegation place, with Burnley and QPR already demoted.

"We've got two massive games coming up and we've just got to train hard to be ready for next weekend and to get the result we need on Saturday," said Scotland full-back Robertson.

"The two games we have left are bigger than cup finals now and will probably be among the biggest games that some of us will play in our career.

"We're in the relegation zone now so we have to pick up results. That has to start on Saturday, and hopefully we can pick up three points to look up the table again.

"We have confidence in ourselves and confidence that comes from our coaches. We have to take that into the final two games and we're ready to go."

Hull will be without Gaston Ramirez for the final two matches after the on-loan Southampton midfielder suffered a hamstring injury. Fellow midfielder Mohamed Diame is set to be out for three months after undergoing a knee operation on Tuesday.

But Nikica Jelavic is expected to start after making consecutive substitute appearances following the striker's recovery from a knee injury, while Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson are in line to face their former club.

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