Ryan Longman is relishing his time at Hull City having joined the club on a permanent basis in January - and has now set his sights on helping the team end the season strongly.
The 21-year-old scored his first goal under the management of Shota Arveladze in the recent win against Coventry City and says the two-week international break has provided the perfect opportunity for the players to review recent results.
“It’s given us some time to reflect on performances over the past couple of months,” explained Longman.
“It’s nice to get a bit of a rest this far into the season and be able to spend time with family. We’ll now be looking to push on in the next seven games.”
Although the Tigers are 13 points clear of the relegation zone heading into the run-in, Longman is not taking anything for granted and believes there is still a lot to play for.
“We’ve picked up some really good results away from home and it’s nice to have that breathing space,” said Longman.
“We don’t want to relax too much, though, and we’re looking to get as many points on the board as possible over the next seven games.”
With play-off chasing Huddersfield Town up next for the Tigers at the MKM Stadium, Longman is expecting another tough game, but never expects anything less in the Championship.
“Every game is a tough game as every team in this league has qualities,” added Longman.
“I feel like we’ve got a lot of qualities as well, so we’ll be looking to take it game by game and get some points on the board.
“We’re bringing in record numbers for this season into the stadium and it would be nice to get a win for them.
“It’s hard to chase a game (in the Championship) – the first goal is very important. It would be nice if we could go out there and get an early goal.”