Hull City midfielder David Meyler unconcerned by off-field problems


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Hull City midfielder David Meyler insists the team are fully focused on matters on the pitch and not worried about the club’s well documented off-the-field problems.

The Tigers have made a blistering start to the new season, winning their opening two matches of the campaign, against reigning champions Leicester and Swansea.

The Humberside club’s impressive start has been made even more remarkable by the fact they only have 13 fit first-team players at their disposal, while they are also still without a permanent manager following the departure of Steve Bruce last month.

Caretaker boss Mike Phelan has overseen the club’s opening two matches, and Republic of Ireland international Meyler insists it has been easy for the depleted squad to solely focus on footballing matters.

“It’s not difficult to focus on the football,” said Meyler. “We’re professionals and our job is to go out and represent Hull City.

Our job is to win football matches, I think the squad understand that.” The former Sunderland player believes the squad have excelled during their opening two matches, and he insists the bar has been set high for any new recruits that do potentially join the club before the close of the transfer window.

He added: “Everyone who has been involved in the games has set a high standard and we just need to keep on doing that.”

Hull will be looking to maintain their 100 percent start to the season when they play host to Manchester United at the KCOM Stadium next Saturday.

Phelan’s men are on offer at 7.50 to win the match, while the Red Devils are available at 1.44 and the draw is priced at 4.20.

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