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Recent Performance Levels Must Be Maintained - Coyle

19 March 2021

Lewie Coyle says Hull City’s good run of form has come at a good time in the season but knows that they must keep their foot on the pedal to make sure that their hard work doesn’t come undone.

The Tigers head to Shrewsbury Town this Saturday on the back of five wins in a row, but current skipper Coyle insists that the calm and assured way in which they have gone about their business over the last three weeks must be maintained.

“We’re in a good spot but that is all it is at the moment,” said Coyle.

“We’re looking forward to Saturday and it has been nice to have a week with no midweek fixture because we have been Saturday Tuesday for a while and we know how hectic this stage of the season can become. It’s a nice part of the season to hit form but we need to keep our foot on the pedal so that we don’t undo all of our hard work.

“How calm the lads have been has been impressive. The Ipswich defeat at home was one that we didn’t take well and we needed to reset as a group and go back to what had brought us success earlier in the season and that was doing the basics very well, taking our chances and being solid defensively.

“We’ve done all of that to a good level over the last few games and the results have followed. We just need to keep doing more of the same.”

Shrewsbury themselves have also been in decent form in recent months and, although results over the last three or four weeks have been mixed, Coyle is expecting a tough encounter at the Greenhous Meadow.

“It will be a very tough game, as they all are at this time of the season,” he continued.

“Everyone has their own reasons to fight, whether that be down at the bottom end to stay up, trying to sneak into a play-off place or, in our case, to try and win automatic promotion. There are three points on offer and both teams will be going for them.

“As cliché as it sounds, we’re just ticking one game off at a time. Our only focus is Shrewsbury on Saturday which is a big game for us but a very tough one.

“You can’t look any further ahead. If you start thinking about there being ten games to go and about if we do this or do that it can all unravel, so it’s just a case of looking at one game at a time and trying to get three points from it."

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