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Hull as tough as it gets - Evans

8 August 2012

Steve Evans looks ahead to the Capital One Cup clash with Hull City this Saturday.

Steve Evans watched Capital One Cup opponents Hull City last night as they held Premiership Norwich City 0-0 at the KC stadium, in what was there last pre- season action before they face the Millers on Saturday.
The watching on Millers boss left the KC stadium impressed after the home team put in a spirited performance against a full strength Canaries’ side. The match finished goalless but the Tigers where on top for long periods in what was manager Steve Bruce’s first home match in charge.
Speaking this morning to Evans said: ''Hull City are a superb club and have recently put in charge a top flight manager in Steve Bruce.
''Since he has taken charge they have made a number of quality signings, most of those lads have played at the top level so that gives you an idea about the ability levels they have. 
“On top of that, Steve will have his team well organised and efficient. This is without doubt real tough introduction to the new season, dare I say it, as tough as it gets.  
''Our own pre-season schedule is now over and we have to be pleased with it as a whole. To lose Nicky Hunt and Dale Tonge from being available for selection at this time is disappointing but these things happen and as a manager you need to deal with it, injuries are part and parcel of football.”

In Evans’ absence Paul Raynor was in charge for the victory over Stamford last night, where both Alex Revell and Jason Taylor received knocks in the 3-1 triumph.
''Paul Raynor took a team to Stamford last night and those involved got some needed game time,” added Evans. “Both Alex Revell and Jason Taylor took knocks but both lads will have treatment today and we expect them to train tomorrow with the rest of the squad.
''Saturday will be tough but it is also a match we are looking forward to. We will work hard on the training ground this week to make sure we are fully prepared.
''I understand we will take a big support with us over to Hull and we will need them right behind us from the start to the finish given how well the home support will get behind their team. There will be no surprises for us for us on Saturday, I am expecting it to be tough and it will be. We are visiting a team who have real ambitions to challenge this season for a place in the Premier League but it is a cup-tie and in that there will also be surprise results and cup upsets.''  

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