Hull City captain, Michael Dawson, has expressed his relief that the Tigers have the opportunity to quickly repair some of the damage cause by Saturday’s defeat away at table-topping Brighton, with a trip to Cardiff City on Tuesday.
The Tigers fell to their second defeat of the season on Saturday after Brighton’s Tomer Hemed coolly slotted home in the fifth minute, in what was an extremely lacklustre performance from Hull City.
Dawson said to the Hull Daily Mail: “We certainly have to pick up our away form if we are going to gain promotion. You can’t drop too many points like we have done already with the defeats against Charlton and Brighton.”
He continued: “We’ve got another tough away game at Cardiff on Tuesday night and thankfully we have the opportunity to put things right.”
Dawson has become a key figure in the heart of the Hull City defence since signing from Tottenham last summer for £3 million – capped by England four times, the former Nottingham Forest defender is desperate to return to the Premier League.
Saturday’s result means the Tigers have dropped down to sixth, two points off Tuesday’s opponents Cardiff City in second, and six points off top of the table Brighton and Hove Albion.
A win would provide Hull with their first away win of the season, but the Bluebirds will be no pushovers as they have won two of their three league home games, including a 2-0 win at home to struggling Huddersfield Town last Saturday.
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