Pearson won't splash the cash
16 Nov 2009 - 11:08:39
Hull City chairman Adam Pearson believes the club has turned the corner after enduring a dismal 12 months.
Phil Brown's side secured a crucial 2-1 victory against Stoke City in their last game - the first match since Pearson returned to the KC Stadium as chairman.
He told the Hull Daily Mail: "It's been a really long two weeks. But now I think fans are aware that the club is in a difficult financial environment and hopefully we can all come together in the realisation that we haven't got the chequebook way of getting out of trouble. It's just not open to this club.
"I think that it has needed some re-focus and some direction and hopefully I can do that.
"Obviously the highlight of the two weeks since my return was the performance of the players against Stoke which I thought was tremendous, and I think that if we show that kind of spirit, commitment and level of performance going forward then we will put ourselves in with a chance of staying up.
"We desperately need the supporters behind the club, particularly on a match-day and I felt that against Stoke they did that.
"The way to stay up this season is definitely to have key players available, but also to have the crowd right behind us.
"People have got to understand that we are in a battle and we are back to being the underdogs.
"The only way open to this club is hard work, commitment, desire and unity and spirit and we have got to be better at all those things than Bolton, Wolves, Portsmouth and all those teams around us.
"If we are, we'll survive, if we are not we'll go down because a chequebook is not going to be the way out of this."