Hull City manager Steve Bruce admitted his satisfaction after seeing his side come from behind to beat Reading on Wednesday.The Tigers trailed through a first-half goal from Nick Blackman, before Abel Hernandez and captain Jake Livermore helped steer them to three points.
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The victory puts Hull back within two points of Middlesbrough and Brighton & Hove Albion at the top of the Sky Bet Championship, and Bruce took plenty of positives from their latest triumph.
“We didn’t start well and that has crept in during recent weeks which is a frustration. But we can’t let it derail us," he told the club's official website.
"I can look at the games against Leeds, Bristol City and Derby; we sat off them and let them play. Reading scored a wonderful goal and I think they’re very close to being a very good team.
“We changed a few things in the second half, but mainly it was about getting the attitude to get after the ball.
“The crowd played their part, too, in getting behind the team and that was great for us. It was like watching a different team in the second half.
“We got the equaliser through Hernandez and that is what you need and after that, I felt it was only a matter of time before a second goal came for us.
“It was a nice moment for Jake [Livermore] to get the winner. It’s a big bonus having him in the team again and our record with him and David Meyler in midfield is quite remarkable. The desire for Jake to get in there for the winner was terrific and he’s played a captain’s part there.”
Hull face Rotherham United on Matchday 22 this weekend, and remain in with a chance of topping the Sky Bet Championship standings at Christmas.