Nigel Adkins plays the peacemaker in struggling Hull City’s civil war

15 February 2018 02:00
Last season Hull City were a Premier League club, now the owners want to sell, there is unrest in the stands, a relegation battle and Chelsea away in the FA CupNigel Adkins knows precisely what is required to knock Chelsea out of the FA Cup. “Magic,” says Hull City’s fifth manager in under two years. “We’re going to need a lot of magic.”He takes the struggling Championship side to Stamford Bridge on Friday night without 12 injured, ineligible or suspended players and, in any case, cannot afford to put the fifth-round tie ahead of attempting to avoid a second successive relegation. Fourth bottom of the second tier, the 2014 finalists – Steve Bruce’s team lost 3-2 after extra time to Arsenal – hover one point above the drop zone. Related: Ryan Mason forced to retire from football after head injury Everyone makes mistakes in life but on balance I still think we've done a good job Related: Ryan Sessegnon and January arrivals keep Fulham’s dream alive | Ben Fisher Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian