Jacob Greaves has praised the spirit of his teammates as Hull City prepare to host Birmingham City at the MKM Stadium in the Championship.
The Tigers ended a run of five consecutive defeats just before the international break by beating Barnsley at Oakwell, but Greaves says the mood in the camp has always been positive, even throughout difficult periods.
“I think the more games you win, the better the feeling is around the training ground,” said Greaves.
“To be fair, I know we’ve won three games this season but the mood around the place has been fantastic. It’s been a great place to come in and work and we’ve not got too down.
“We knew it was always going to be tough in this division but we’ve all stuck together and that’s credit to the boys and the staff.”
The Tigers are looking to secure back-to-back wins for the first time this season against Birmingham, and Greaves is expecting another physical battle.
“They’re a direct team - the centre-backs like to hit diagonal balls into the frontman whether it be (Troy) Deeney or (Lukas) Jutkiewicz,” Greaves added.
“(Scott) Hogan looks very good running in behind off the shoulder.
“I’m going to have to be switched on to his threats. I think they’ve done alright in the league and have been steady away from home. It’s going to be a really tough game, but one that we’re really looking forward to.”