Kilbane issues rally call
Kevin Kilbane is confident Hull City will prove to be good enough to beat the drop this season.
Last Updated: 19/01/09 6:20pm
Kevin Kilbane is confident Hull City will prove to be good enough to beat the drop this season, but accepts the club needs to address a slump in form of late.
The Tigers new boy made his debut in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Arsenal following his £500,000 switch from Wigan last week.
After a remarkable first half to their debut top flight campaign Hull have struggled of late and are now embroiled in a battle to retain their Premier League status.
Kilbane, though, was impressed by his new team-mates despite the Arsenal defeat and is of the belief the club can turn around their fortunes quickly.
"It is a bit worrying and you want to change it around as quickly as you can," Kilbane told the Hull Daily Mail.
"But it was one of the best atmospheres I've played at and our home form is something which can see us through.
"We have to get up and at teams like we did in the second half. There are certainly signs we can improve.
"I've only trained for a couple of days but I've seen enough to be confident. Last year at Wigan we had nowhere near the number of points that we've got here and managed to stay up.
"We've just got to stop the rot as soon as possible. That starts with the next league game at West Ham, and then we've got to start picking up points very quickly."
Kilbane accepts more new faces at the KC Stadium would only aid the club between now and the end of the season.
He added: "The manager is saying there's a couple of new faces coming in and that freshens up everybody, the whole club gets a bit of a lift when you see new faces."