This weekend Blues take on Hull at St Andrews after their unbeaten run has ended, they will be looking to bounce back however and I feel it’s more than capable for them. Blues have been on an impressive run and one defeat against a decent team doesn’t mean it’s over, we’ve looked like a team with the desire and importantly the ability to win every game we play so I imagine they will come out again like that at the weekend.
Hull on the other hand currently sit one spot off the bottom having won two of their last five fixtures, in fact it was one of four victories this season. They also managed to secure a draw but of the remaining fixtures two were defeats by a solitary goal, something Blues are definitely more than capable of achieving given Juke’s form at the moment.
Monk has spoken about responding to last week’s result despite the difficulties of results in this league, speaking of another potential unbeaten run Monk says;
“As I said to the players after the after the Derby game, we’ve shown that we can put winning runs together and we can go on unbeaten runs. Now we have to show that we can respond.”
Hull are starting to turn their season around at the moment and will be hoping they can continue their good form against Blues. Despite their position in the league it’s not going to be easy, no game is a given.
Blues will be without Gary Gardner who is suspended for this fixture so it’s possible we will see a return of his brother Craig, something that will be important for the next fixture as Gary will be ineligible to be selected for the game against the vile, therefore it’s worth settling someone else into the position now so they’re not left a bit daunted come the derby, especially for Lakin who could also find himself selected. Hull are without Angus McDonald, Nouha Dicko, Stephen Kingsley, Evandro, James Weir and former Blues man Jon Toral.
Gavin Ward will be the man in the middle for this one, he has taken charge of 15 games already this season showing a total of 45 yellow cards, or an average of three a game, but has yet to reach for the red.
My prediction for this fixture is a return to winning ways in the form of a 2-0 victory for Blues.