Found December 21, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
PLAYERS: Steve Bruce
Steve Bruce believes Hull's promotion chances rest with what happens to his loan stars after they moved second in the Championship with victory at Derby. The Tigers moved level on points with leaders Cardiff on Friday night after beating the Rams 2-1 at Pride Park. Goalkeeper David Stockdale returned to Fulham this week and playmaker David Meyler will now go back to Sunderland, while Manchester United duo Ben Amos and Robbie Brady and Sunderland's Ahmed Elmohamady remain with the Tigers until the New Year. Bruce hopes he can keep them all at the KC Stadium until at least the end of the campaign as he sees them as pivotal to the Tigers' chances of returning to the Premier League. "I don't want to have to make too many changes to the squad so I hope we can keep them," said Bruce. "I want to keep them all. Hopefully we can keep the group together and secure the loan deals until the end of the season, or even make some of them permanent. But it's a difficult time in January so we will have to wait and see." On joining Cardiff at the top of the table, the former Manchester United captain said: "There's a long way to go but we're doing well. "We were 33/1 (for promotion) at the start of the season so we've come under the radar a bit, which is what I wanted. "Hopefully we can keep it going but, as I say, much will depend on what happens with the loan players."
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Derby County v Hull C preview

Derby have several players nursing injuries ahead of the visit of Hull City in Friday night's Championship clash at Pride Park Stadium. Defenders Mark O'Brien (cramp and illness) and Gareth Roberts (calf), midfielders Will Hughes (ankle) and Craig Bryson (knee), and striker Conor Sammon (calf) all finished last weekend's victory at Bristol City in some discomfort. The...

Hull jump to second after win

Hull moved level on points with Cardiff at the top of the Championship table after a 2-1 win at Derby on Friday night. Abdoulaye Faye headed home early in the second half as victory at Pride Park for the third successive season saw Steve Bruce's team climb up to second place in the table ahead of Saturday's fixtures. Robert Koren put the visitors in front but Michael Jacobs...

Lomas escapes further ban

Derby have several players nursing injuries ahead of the visit of Hull City in Friday night's Championship clash at Pride Park Stadium. Defenders Mark O'Brien (cramp and illness) and Gareth Roberts (calf), midfielders Will Hughes (ankle) and Craig Bryson (knee), and striker Conor Sammon (calf) all finished last weekend's victory at Bristol City in some discomfort. The...

Elgin City chairman fined

Derby have several players nursing injuries ahead of the visit of Hull City in Friday night's Championship clash at Pride Park Stadium. Defenders Mark O'Brien (cramp and illness) and Gareth Roberts (calf), midfielders Will Hughes (ankle) and Craig Bryson (knee), and striker Conor Sammon (calf) all finished last weekend's victory at Bristol City in some discomfort. The...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.