Tigers play down striker spat
Brian Horton has insisted there is no major problem between Dean Windass and Marlon King.
Last Updated: 14/11/08 4:14pm
Hull assistant manager Brian Horton has insisted there is no major problem between Dean Windass and Marlon King.
Reports surfaced this week that Windass and King had fallen out during a team bonding trip to North Yorkshire but Horton maintains that the incident was blown out of proportion.
The two strikers are now back in training together after being dealt with internally and Horton does not want to dwell on the matter any further.
"We've spoken to them this morning and it's done and dusted," he said.
"It was a little tete-a-tete, nothing that can't be dealt with in-house and it has been. They've played together and spoken together this morning, it's the kind of thing that has happened 100 times in football and it's over now.
"It hasn't spoiled the spirit because we won't allow it to.
"We always have a good mood around training but it's always better when you're winning. When you're losing you need to get back to basics - as a coach, even more."
Hull have suffered three successive defeats and will be looking to get back on track against Manchester City on Sunday.
Horton, who managed City from 1993 to 1995, is relishing the challenge of facing Mark Hughes' men.
"It's the one I look for, the first one out of the hat," he admitted.
"Obviously I was there for two years and I enjoyed my time there.
"They've said Mark can have money in the transfer window, they've said he's the man to take them there. That's their statement. Our statement is that we want to go and take three points off him.
"It's a game we do need to win and it's a game they need to win.
"There is pressure from both sides but pressure is what you make it. It's a test, of course it's a test, but we're not unduly concerned."