Phil Brown has described Hull's Barclays Premier League meeting with Blackburn as their biggest match of the season.
The Tigers go into the Ewood Park encounter on the back of a draw with league leaders Chelsea and Saturday's 2-1 win over top-four hopefuls Manchester City.
The victory was their first since November and helped them climb out of the bottom three and up to 14th, only four points behind Blackburn.
There will be no surprises for Brown, with Rovers managed by his mentor Sam Allardyce, and he knows City must maintain their form with Blackburn looking to bounce back from the weekend's 3-0 defeat by Stoke.
He said: "People have made reference to the three home games - Wolves, Chelsea and Man City - but this is the biggest game of the season by a long way.
"We're going to go into the lion's den with a wounded animal. A 3-0 defeat against Stoke will be hurting Sam and certainly hurting his players so they're going to be up for it."