Greg Docherty says he and his teammates are learning with each game as the Tigers’ return to the Sky Bet Championship continues with a trip to Fulham on Saturday.
Grant McCann’s side will be aiming to bounce back after consecutive home defeats against Queens Park Rangers and Derby County, and Docherty claims the team are learning more with each passing game.
“It has been a huge learning curve for us in what we’ve faced in the opening three Championship games,” said Docherty.
“We had the highs of Preston and we really deserved that result. For QPR, we were on top and dominant for large periods, before conceding from a short set-piece and a deflection and from that point, the game has gone away from you. Then with Derby, it’s a different one as I thought a draw would have been a fair result.
“Ultimately, the last two results have been disappointing; there’s no point in hiding behind that. However, we’ll learn from it and we can only take these experiences on board and keep trying to improve on it, starting with Fulham.”
The 24-year old made 44 appearances for the Tigers in League One last season, as he helped secure the club’s first league title in 55 years, and the midfielder is noticing the step up since joining the Championship.
“We know how ruthless and relentless this league is,” added Docherty.
“We’re coming up against a better calibre of player, but it’s all about picking your moments of when we can press teams as we’re a high energy team that wants to win the ball back in packs in dangerous areas.
“Everyone wanted to beat us last season as we were the big scalp, but now we’ve immediately switched to being the underdogs this season and that is going to take some time to get used to.
"I feel we can use last season’s experiences as there is a great togetherness in this squad that I haven’t experienced anywhere else. We are a tight-knit group and we’re going to go to Fulham and show what we can do.”