Date: 30th October 2016 at 11:38pm
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Manager Mike Phelan has called on the Hull City players to remain positive following the cruel own goal that denied the side a hard earned point against Watford at the weekend.

With a run of defeats looking to be ended, Hull headed to Vicarage Road and were eight minutes from taking a deserved and hard earned point on the day, but a cruel Michael Dawson own goal gave them all three points.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Phelan admitted that we needed to be far better in attack, but he felt an improved performance defensively would’ve deserved a share of the spoils on the day.

‘I feel really disappointed for the group because I thought we went about our task well. We tried to be solid and also a threat. We were competitive and more than in the game but we suffered a cruel blow. We were probably a bit too deep inside our own box when the cross came in and when the ball flashes around like it did, it only needs to hit somebody to cause you a problem. I feel for Michael because he`s played exceptionally well, but there`s nothing we can do about it.’

Phelan went on to say about the performance against a lively Watford opposition.

‘Watford came out of the traps quickly at the start and looked to exploit our left side which we expected but I thought we stuck at things well and deserved to take something from the game. The three at the back played well and the wing backs performed as well as could be expected. We just need that little bit of quality from them when we get further up the field. We`re having opportunities to cause problems for teams, but if you`re not tidy enough with the final ball you can`t hurt them. We need to improve that aspect of our play.’

He ended by saying.

‘There`s a lot of disappointment around after this result but as a staff we have to help the players to keep going. There are more games coming up and hopefully our luck will change. We have to stay positive to pick up points.’

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