Premier League: Hull City manager Steve Bruce admits he'd take a draw at Aston Villa
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has admitted he would be satisfied with a dour goalless draw at Aston Villa on Saturday.
Last Updated: 03/05/14 2:07pm
Although Bruce's side sit in the relative comfort of 13th with a game in hand and will kick off the game two points clear of their hosts, the 53-year-old remains keen to rubber-stamp Premier League survival as soon as possible.
He said: "A dull 0-0 will do me on Saturday.
"Last time against Villa was an awful affair. Me and (Villa boss) Paul Lambert both said it was arguably the worst game we'd seen in a long time. This one must be better because it couldn't be much worse.
"Yes, we are in the entertainment business, but the main aim for us is to stay here in this division and it looks like we're nearly there, which was the biggest challenge to us all when we came up.
"Points on the board are always better because the teams in the relegation areas have to win now, they've just got to get results and it's very difficult when you're chasing results."
On reports the club's owner Assem Allam is looking to turn his 12-month rolling deal into something more permanent, Bruce added: "The owner is delighted, like we all are.
"I go and see the owner once every two or three weeks for a cup of coffee and I'm due again next week probably.
"It'll be terrific to talk about next year now and start putting plans in place. We'll sit down, see where we are and plan ahead."