Turner hopes Hull avoid the drop

22 April 2010 02:38
Sunderland defender Michael Turner wants his old club Hull City to avoid relegation to the Championship.The Black Cats travel to Hull on Sunday with the Tigers three points adrift of safety with three games to go in the Premier League season. [LNB]Turner told BBC Newcastle: "I've still got friends at Hull and I would like them to stay up if possible. [LNB]"But first and foremost we're going there and want to get a result, and I think we can relax a little more now." [LNB]Unlike Hull, Sunderland's safety in the top flight is already secure, and Turner believes this can help his side play with more freedom.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "Hopefully we can play even better than we have been," he said. [LNB]"We got so close to the relegation zone at one point and to finally be definitely safe is a nice feeling. [LNB]"But we've still got three games to go and we still want to finish as high as possible." [LNB]Turner joined Sunderland from Hull in August 2009 for an undisclosed fee, after helping the Tigers to safety in their first season in the top flight. [LNB]"There's been huge changes [at Hull] since I left, but they're still hanging in there and fighting for their lives," he added.

Source: BBC_Sport