Curtis Davies wants Hull to be more ruthless in front of goal

The central defender is concerned about the lack of goals his team are netting in the league.

Curtis Davies wants Hull to be more ruthless in front of goal
Davies believes performances are improving (photo: Getty Images / Nigel Roddis)

Curtis Davies was quick to bemoan Hull City's lack of firepower in front of goal but admitted to being a fan of the new 3-5-2 system employed by manager MIke Phelan, leading to "a better performance" against Watford.

"With two up front you are expecting to create more chances"

Davies was critical of those at the other end of the pitch, with strikers Abel Hernandez and Will Keane managing just one league goal between them this season. The defender suggested "we know we need to be more ruthless at the top end of the field to give ourselves a few goals to hang on to".

However, the experienced campaigner who captained the Tigers in the absence of Michael Dawson at the start of the season believes than an enforced 3-5-2 formation will create more opportunities for Hull to find the back of the net. He commented "with two up front you are expecting to create more chances".

Davies also claimed that the formation would allow for Hull to be more difficult to beat in defence. He explained “I thought the system worked well and having three centre-halves in the team usually makes you a bit more solid".

"On Saturday everyone did their job"

After a string of defeats in the Premier League, Davies argued that his side produced a better display against Watford on Saturday. He claimed “our performances haven’t been up at the level required recently, but on Saturday everyone did their job and in the end it’s the fine margin of an own goal in the last ten minutes that was the difference".

The Hull City regular hopes that the Tigers' fortunes will soon change as they head towards a crucial period in the season. “Hopefully the luck will change and we’ll be on the other end of own goals further down the line". Hull fans will be hoping that such a change will take place against Southampton on Sunday.