Championship: Tigers bid to let go of tension

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MANAGER Steve Bruce has called on Hull to enjoy the final stages of their promotion battle, rather than feeling the pressure.

The Tigers go into tonight’s televised clash at Burnley fourth in the Championship but just a point behind second-placed Watford and behind Crystal Palace on goal difference.

And Bruce, the former Sheffield United manager, said: “We’re delighted we’re there because no one gave us a cat in hell’s chance at the start of the season. There’s 10 (games) to go and there’s still lots of twists and turns for us and every other side that’s up there going for promotion.

“After Easter weekend, once we’ve played Watford, that’s when the tickly bit really starts but the message is always to enjoy it.

“It’s important not to get over-cautious. You’ve got to try and enjoy the experience rather than getting bogged down by it. All we can do is give our best crack. I know we won’t be far away.”

Bruce will have midfielder Tom Cairney and centre-back James Chester available after respective calf and facial injuries, but Corry Evans (thigh) misses out.