‘The style of Ipswich is always the same’: Hull boss Slutsky wary of ‘direct’ Town

Hull City's manager Leonid Slutsky

Hull City's manager Leonid Slutsky - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Hull boss Leonid Slutsky is expecting Ipswich Town to provide his side with a ‘direct’ examination when they clash at the KC Stadium.

Hull boss Leonid Slutsky is expecting Ipswich Town to provide his side with a ‘direct’ examination when they clash at the KC Stadium.

The two meet as the Championship returns after the international break, with Hull looking to arrest a run of three-straight defeats and the Blues keen to build on their 3-0 victory over Preston last time out.

Slutsky is adamant his side need to show their ‘fighting’ qualities if they are to come away with any points.

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“We lack confidence but we’ve played together for only three months and we had a lot of unlucky moments and we conceded a lot of goals at the end of the match,” Slutsky said.

“Each situation is difficult for a new team because only time can fix it. I hope we change this situation and we play with stability all match and it doesn’t depend on conceding a goal.”

Regarding Town, he added: “Ipswich are a traditional team, very direct, very tough and it is a serious test for our character because you can’t win these matches if you don’t fight.

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“We have to be more versatile in attack because the traditional method is not working for us. The style of Ipswich is always the same.”

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