Tigers star’s 90-minute fight pledge in Cats clash

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Left-back Stephen Kingsley is look­ing for a “full 90-minute per­for­mance” when Hull City host Sun­der­land in to­mor­row’s Cham­pi­onship clash at the KCOM Sta­dium.

The Tigers have slipped down the ta­ble fol­low­ing suc­ces­sive de­feats to Derby County (5-0) and Ful­ham (2-1).

But they re­main two points ahead of fifth-bot­tom Sun­der­land go­ing into the first meet­ing of two of the sides rel­e­gated from the Pre­mier League last sea­son.

Scot­land cap Kingsley, signed from Swansea for an undis­closed fee last month, hopes to build on a much-im­proved team dis­play in the mid­week loss at Craven Cot­tage.

“The per­for­mance against Ful­ham was more solid than the one we had at Derby last Fri­day, but silly mis­takes cost us again,” said 23-yearold for­mer Falkirk defender Kingsley.

“We looked a bit more as­sured in our de­fen­sive work on the whole and we used the ball a lot bet­ter in the sec­ond half.

“But, af­ter equal­is­ing, we re­ally should have kicked on.

“An­other silly mis­take puts us 2-1 down and leaves us play­ing catchup again.

“We showed char­ac­ter and de­sire, and it was im­por­tant to show that we have that fight in us af­ter what hap­pened at Derby, but re­ally that has to be a given in every game any­way.

“Over­all, it was an im­proved per­for­mance and we need to build on that when we play Sun­der­land on Satur­day.

“We need a full 90-minute per­for­mance,” he told hull­ci­tytigers. com.

“We have a good group of lads here and it’s about stick­ing to­gether through this tough time.

The only way we’re go­ing to move for­ward is as a team.”

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