Hull captain Curtis Davies has admitted his club desperately need to strengthen in the January transfer window if they are to stand any chance of surviving in the Premier League.
Boss Mike Phelan’s lack of options were plain to see in the Tigers’ 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on Monday night in which Adama Diomande’s stoppage-time effort was their first on target.
And Davies believes his side are still suffering from the behind-the-scenes chaos at the start of the season which denied Phelan enough time to properly plan for the campaign ahead.
Davies told his club’s official website: “We made signings in the window and they have come in and done their bit but because they were all left until the last minute I don’t believe the manager had enough time to explore all his options.
“Our first shot on target was in the 92nd minute which is not good enough. It’s hard but we have to deal with it, we have to keep going and we have a big game against Crystal Palace at the weekend.”