Mowbray out for Hull treble

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Site Editor

Tony Mowbray is hoping his winning run on Hull soil continues on Saturday after guiding the Baggies to consecutive victories at the KC Stadium.

A 1-0 victory back in the 06/07 season was improved last term after goals from Kevin Phillips, James Morrison and Roman Bednar secured another three points.

The Baggies go into Saturday's game (KO 3pm) six points behind Hull but could drag the Tigers within three points if Mowbray's men can engineer their second away win of the season.

"I think what they're finding, along with quite a few teams, us being one of them, is that you can have runs in the Premier League where it becomes very, very difficult to win games," the Baggies boss commented on Hull's recent form.

"They've lost their last six league games and won one in 14 games.

"It can happen.

"We went ten games without a win and yet we've won three out of the last six in the Premier League.

"They've got plenty of time to turn their season around and have got to find a result from somewhere.

"From our perspective, let's hope it's not this weekend.

"We've been there in the last two seasons and got good victories.

"We've got to go there and try and make it a hat-trick of wins at a relatively new stadium.

"You've got to give them great credit for how positive they were earlier in the season with the formation of two strikers and a player in behind them.

"They got it forward pretty quickly, asked lots of questions of teams and got some great results.

"Maybe teams have worked them out - I don't know.

"I'm not sure why results have swung the opposite way for them.

"We've got to make sure they continue in a difficult run at the weekend by us working extremely hard and asking plenty of questions of them.

"It will be a nervous day for them I would imagine, having lost six games on the bounce."