Hull Boss No Longer 'Mr Popular' As Tigers Face Drop!

Last updated : 13 April 2009 By Boro Mad

Phil Brown again insisted he had no regrets about letting King go, but that was the grunt from a defeated and bitter man.

The Hull boss walked out of the Riverside knowing his ex-player kicked him in the nuts ... and boy did we laugh.

Brown: "Marlon's had three clubs this year.

"That emphasises the type of lad he is.

"He got himself a goal - it wasn't a great goal from Middlesbrough's point of view and it was certainly a mistake from our point of view.

"It was a poor performance by our standards this season. We try to put it behind us as soon as we can.

"I've got to get myself going as quickly as I can to make sure I can get them going before Sunderland next week, which is a massive game.

"We have gifted a team in the bottom three, three points. That is damaging - but we know the situation and there are still six games to put that right.

"It is about confidence, belief, eradicating mistakes and sticking with the basics that have got us through to this stage of the season.

"It is about bottle and holding that together until the end of the season.

"A lot of the players in that changing room have been in tight situations in their career and that kind of experience will stand us in good stead."