Hull City’s Stephen Kingsley believes the sky is the limit for the Tigers after seeing off Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 at the KCOM Stadium.
A brace from Jarrod Bowen and an effort from Fraizer Campbell was enough to ensure a sixth straight win in the Championship for Nigel Adkins’ side, but in truth the result was never in question with City turning in another dominant performance.
It means that after spending two months of the season in the bottom three, the Tigers now occupy a spot in the top ten for the first time since September 2017 and sit just four points shy of the play-offs.
As such, while the Tigers continue to hit new heights under Adkins, Kingsley is confident the club can continue their climb up the division but underlines the importance of remaining grounded.
“We knew that when we had a little run of games our quality would come to the forefront and that was the case,” Kingsley admitted.
“We need to keep the mentality right and that’s what we have done the last few games, that’s why the results have been so good because the mindset is right.
“It’s testament to how well we are working and the belief in this squad. From where we were it’s fantastic and it’s a great confidence boost to know that we’re in with a chance if we keep this run going.
“I think it’s more just a case of seeing it and letting it inspire you to push you on. Instead of looking back down the table and thinking look where we’ve come from, we actually think we can do this. Let’s keep going and see where we can go this season.”
Victory over the South Yorkshire outfit – soon to be managed by former City boss Steve Bruce – not only ensured the club’s winning run was extended by another week, but also City have now gone nine games without defeat and have amassed 30 points from their last 13 outings.
However, while many will pinpoint victory over Bolton Wanderers in October as being the turning point after struggling for so long, for Kingsley the transformation began almost two months before at the start of September.
“I’m looking back, we had a game against Derby here and we got beat 2-1 but our performance was very good and for me personally, I don’t know about everybody else, there might have been hiccups but the performances have been a lot better since,” he added.
“I was out for a few weeks with injury but even when I was out we started to pick up some really good results and when I came back we have been on a great run of form.
“You can’t really put your finger on it but the belief is there. Things just click. It’s hard work and dedication from everyone in the team and we’re just looking forward to the games ahead. We have the belief and we are enjoying our football again.”