Despite being a pre-season tip for relegation, Hull City now sit in eighth place, unbeaten in their last ten matches and just six points behind Derby County who occupy the final play-off spot.
Tigers boss Nigel Adkins will not be resting on his laurels and will no doubt look to strengthen his side this month with the club now in an unlikely race for a top-six finish.
And they seem to be set to confirm their first arrival of the month in the form of Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh.
The 31-year-old has been out of favour at the Vitality for a while now, making just 20 Premier League appearances in the last two seasons.
During his eight-and-a-half-year spell with Eddie Howe’s side he has played over 300 matches, scoring 56 goals and contributing 52 assists in the process.
Bringing in the attacker would certainly give Adkins a positive selection dilemma in attack, but how could he set-up his troops if Pugh were to arrive?
Here is how we think he could do it…
Right-wing: Marc Pugh
This is the position he has played in for his entire career so why change it now?
He showed in the FA Cup against Brighton this season that he still has plenty of quality end product in his locker and that can only help the Tigers in the run in.
The Brazillian has been frustrating at times this season but seems to be back in a decent place at the moment.
He has scored three goals and assisted three more this season and is well worth keeping in the side whilst he is having another purple patch.
Left-wing: Kamil Grosicki
The Polish winger is finally beginning to fulfil his potential following plenty of hype on his arrival.
He has scored four and assisted six, playing a key role in the club’s fine run of form in recent weeks being directly involved in five goals in the last three matches.
Striker: Jarrod Bowen
A slight positional change for the Tigers’ star man but one he can definitely handle.
He has been deployed as a striker in the past and has proven this season to have the natural instincts needed to thrive in that position.
Six goals in his last four games and 14 all season shows that perfectly.