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15 December 2012

Simon disappointed with Hull showing

Simon Grayson was disappointed that his players didn’t heed the warnings giving to them as they fell to a two goal defeat at the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“Hull are a good team and they passed the ball around very well today,” said Simon.

“We started poorly and didn’t pick up the lad who crossed the ball and the lad who scored was unmarked for the first goal. That goal shouldn’t have surprised the players; we showed them a demonstration on how they would play this morning. The players haven’t anticipated what could happen, which is disappointing.

“There are a lot of things that we need to look at.”

The Terriers failed to test Hull’s ‘keeper David Stockdale despite the fit again Jermaine Beckford playing 30 minutes at the end of the game.

“When it was 1-0 there was still an opportunity for us and we tried to cause them problems with three up front – sadly there weren’t enough players anticipating second balls today. We didn’t pass the ball well or call their ‘keeper in to enough action.

“The only decent bit of quality that we produced today was Jack’s (Hunt) cross in the 92nd minute and again that isn’t good enough. We looked to attack them today, but we didn’t execute enough of our plans that we have worked on.”

The defeat stretches Town’s winless streak to six ahead of the trip to Crystal Palace next Saturday.

“It isn’t nagging or a concern, but we are aware. Depending on results we could be further down the table today when a couple of weeks ago we were challenging in the top six. If we aren’t careful we could get sucked in to the bottom six, but I have got confidence in the players that a win is just around the corner.

“There is still a long way to go in the season and there are plenty of games for us to go out and win. The players need to act in a responsible manner to make sure things go back to being how they were. There is no easy way, it is all about hard work, and that is what they will do ahead of the Crystal Palace game.”

Former Town player Alex Bruce was sent off for the home team after the final whistle and Simon explained the incident from his view point.

“Hull are complaining that Alan Lee elbowed Alex Bruce before he went and pushed him in the face. If Alan has been caught on the camera doing what he has been accused of then he will get punished – but I am not 100% sure on what happened. I have got bigger problems to deal with in terms of the 90 minutes before the incident. If Alan did something wrong he will be punished, but Alex shouldn’t have reacted in the way that he did.” 

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