Adkins ready for relegation battle

03 February 2018 06:03:18 EST

Hull City head coach Nigel Adkins remains confident that he can stop the Tigers sliding to their second successive relegation.

Hull are 500/1 to be relegated after winning only one of their last 16 Championship games and face a tricky final three months of the campaign.

Adkins added defender Angus MacDonald and winger Harry Wilson to his squad this week but the Tigers are in the bottom three after Bolton beat Bristol City 1-0 on Friday. Bolton are 4/7 to be relegated from the Championship this season while Burton Albion are 2/9 to go down.

Former Southampton, Reading and Scunthorpe United boss Adkins said: "The performances that the players have been giving, as well as the attitude and application, is demonstrating that the players have got more than enough capabilities to survive.

"You want to strengthen your team (in January) because that's your opportunity. You do everything you can. The reality now is that it's closed and I've said that to all the players. I told them 'This is us now'.

"We've got a great game to look forward to in the FA Cup (away to Chelsea) but we've got 17 cup finals to play as well. Everyone has got to contribute."

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