GIV­ING TOM HULL OF A TOUGH TIME I’m no longer a cert to play, ad­mits Hud­dle­stone

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praise, all well and good. But if you’re get­ting crit­icsm, then fair enough.

“Ev­ery­one’s en­ti­tled to their opin­ion.

“As long as the man­ager’s fairly happy, that’s the most im­por­tant thing.

“If you’re go­ing to be on so­cial me­dia sites, you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth – that’s part and par­cel of it.

“Things like that an­noy me more than any­thing, be­cause peo­ple don’t know the ins and outs of it.

“If you try to ex­plain your­self, you’d be on there all day and you wouldn’t get a chance to live your life.

“The Christ­mas off ones an­noyed me, I didn’t have any days off over Christ­mas. I NOT IM­PRESSED: Hud­dle­stone’s form is a worry for Hull boss Steve Bruce trav­elled with the squad to Sun­der­land on Christ­mas Day to watch the game on Box­ing Day.

“When peo­ple are jumping to con­clu­sions, that does get an­noy­ing.

“Match days were dis­ap­point­ing be­cause I wasn’t in­volved, but on most of them I went to the train­ing ground to train be­fore­hand.

“The Sun­der­land game, my­self and Jake Liver­more were in the gym do­ing our own ses­sion. Fit­ness-wise, we kept on top of things.

“Maybe men­tally the break will have helped me. Phys­i­cally I’ve felt fine, but men­tally it could work as a ben­e­fit to have a cou­ple of games with­out play­ing.

“We’ll see to­wards the end of the sea­son.” TWEET ’N SOUR: Cheekey tweet­ers have ac­cused Hud­dle­stone of get­ting sent off

de­lib­er­ately against Chelsea

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