Bruce confident of Hull Premier League stay

Manager Steve Bruce believes that Hull City are well placed for long-term survival in the Premier League this time around, according to This Is Hull and East Riding.

The Tigers finally assured themselves of top-flight football next season with a 2-2 home draw with Cardiff as fellow automatic promotion hopefuls Watford fell to a 2-1 defeat to Leeds. Those results brought massive relief to the KC Stadium after a recent stutter in results, including defeats to relegated Wolves and Barnsley, made it look like the Tigers may have had to go down the play-off route.

But now having secured second to be able to prepare for the Premier League for the first time since being relegated in 2010, Bruce believes the club is well positioned to stay there without having to splash the cash.

“If you think we are going to start signing people for £15m you are very mistaken.” Bruce said.

“What we can do though, is a Wigan or a West Brom. By that, I mean build the club into something better. Make it bigger and stronger. And put Hull City in a really, really strong situation and in healthy shape.”

The club enjoyed two seasons in the top-flight but following relegation were faced with the prospect of liquidation until the takeover of local Egyptian-born owners the Allam family in December 2010.

“I don’t know what happened before but I do know that without the chairman and his money, this place would be down the tubes,” added Bruce.

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