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Bruce: Tigers to enjoy European adventure

Hull City boss Steve Bruce says his squad should enjoy their European adventure as the club embark on their first season in continental competition.

Friendlies against larger teams like Stuttgart have given the Tigers vital experience of playing abroad which Bruce hopes will help his team cope with the fixtures.

He was speaking to John Shires at Humberside Airport as his team prepared to fly to Belgium:

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Bruce: Lokeren will be a strong side

Steve Bruce says this week's Europa League opponents Lokeren are a "good side".

With less time than usual to assess upcoming ties, the Tigers boss has still had the Belgian side scouted and is prepared for their wide players who he says could pose a threat.

John Shires began by asking Bruce if he thought he could maintain the record of English sides not having lost to Lokeren in Europe:

Bruce confident in squad for season

Steve Bruce says he is confident in the depth of his squad as the Tigers set of on their second European trip of the season.

Should Hull City beat Belgian team Lokeren, they will have a hectic schedule of Premier League and Europa League fixtures, as well as domestic cup competitions.

Speaking at Humberside Airport before the flight to Belgium, Bruce said he was happy with his squad:

Snodgrass determined despite injury setback

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Steve Bruce has revealed Robert Snodgrass could be out for up to six months with a dislocated knee cap #UTT

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Snodgrass out for six months

Hull City's summer signing Robert Snodgrass could be stuck on the sidelines for six months with injury, it is reported.

Snodgrass set to miss up to six months
Snodgrass set to miss up to six months Credit: Press Association

The former Leeds winger who signed for the Tigers from relegated Norwich is thought to have suffered a dislocated kneecap and damaged ligaments in his team's 1-0 opening day victory against QPR.

The loss will come as a blow to Steve Bruce who is hoping to rotate his squad frequently with Europa League and domestic fixtures to balance.

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Bruce: Second season is the most difficult

Hull City boss Steve Bruce says the expectation created by last season's successes could make the upcoming campaign more difficult for his team.

The former Wigan and Birmingham boss says the second season is the most difficult for teams promoted from the Championship.

He was speaking to David Hirst in the build up to the Tigers' season opener against QPR:

No rush in search for Long replacement

Hull City manager Steve Bruce said today he will not be rushed in to finding a replacement for Shane Long after the striker joined Southampton in a £12 million deal.

Bruce told Calendar he would like to bring in three new players with the money.

He was speaking ahead of tomorrow's Premier League opener at Harry Redknapp's newly-promoted QPR.

David Hirst reports.

Bruce: Full squad will be used this season

Hull City Manager Steve Bruce says his full squad will be used this season as the club tackle European and domestic fixtures for the first time.

Speaking ahead of the Tigers' season opener against Queens Park Rangers, he said any players rested on Saturday would feature in Thursday's Europa League tie against Belgian side Lokeren:

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