There a few players in the Hull City team that are not yet assured of their spot in the team as they return to the English Premier League.
The team has flown out to Portugal as they begin preparations for the return to top flight football in England. Manager Steve Bruce is leaving no stone unturned as they saw what Leicester City did in the League in the past campaign, lifting the trophies despite playing in the Championship two years back.
Curtis Davies has stated that he wants Steve Bruce to remain as the manager of the club.
Despite having brought the club the back to the Premier League one year after having been relegated, there is news that Bruce might be leaving the club.
Hull City’s inability to finish off teams has been their biggest problem, according to defender Curtis Davies.
For the past few months, Bournemouth has shown interest in signing Curtis Davies of Hull City but unfortunately for the Premier League club, they aren’t going to be able to sign the 30 year old defender as he is fully involved with Hull City and he is even ready to sign a contract extension with his current team.
Curtis Davies is one of the standout players not only of Hull City but also of the entire English Championship League as the veteran defender is constantly helping out his team in winning games and the work that he makes in every single match has not gone unnoticed.
The rumours of Abel Hernandez being chased by the Gunners have not amused Steve Bruce one bit and he has labelled all those news stories as total rubbish.
Hull City, with the results so far, seems to be well on its way to be promoted to Premiership.
They are topping the English second tier and the contribution of Hernandez in that has been huge. So, according to Bruce, there is just no point selling him or anyone at this time.
Curtis Davies has spent most of his career playing in the midlands for clubs like Aston Villa and West Brom.
However, he is now going through his least successful spell in his career with Hull City and there are rumours that he could soon end his stay with the Championship club once and for all. After the relegation into the second division of English football, Hull are finding it increasingly difficult to keep hold of their star players. Davies may be a star name on paper but he has not been one of the untouchables in Steve Bruce’s team sheet.
Steve Bruce has admitted that the club need to make at least four or five signings in order to think about a return to the Premier League by either winning or finishing second in the Championship.
Despite being one of the newly relegated teams, Hull are already behind Derby in the rank of favourites for promotion according to popular bookmakers. These odds can be improved only by signing some top quality players while also retaining existing big names like Curtis Davies. It has been speculated that the former Aston Villa defender could be poached by Premier League clubs.
The remaining matches of the season for Hull City will see them facing off against Arsenal, Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Hull City essentially is going to have to play with some of the top clubs of the English League before the season reaches it’s end and the results of these matches is going to determine if Hull City is able to stay in the Premier League for another year or suffer relegation.
After reaching the FA Cup final last season, Hull City were expected to progress to much better things this season.
It has not been the case as Steve Bruce has been unable to match the expectations while also struggling with off the field issues.
Curtis Davies believes that his performances for Hull City this campaign are below his usual standards, and he believes that he can improve a lot.