Hull manager Steve Bruce is worried the early rounds of the Capital One Cup are becoming akin to a series of glorified friendlies.
Bruce's side were 1-0 winners over Huddersfield in Tuesday night's third-round clash at the KC Stadium, but it was an occasion that left Bruce uninspired.
– Hull manager Steve Bruce.
It was a comfortable evening for us but it was, if I'm being honest, like watching paint dry.
It was more like a friendly than a cup tie, but that's what the early rounds of the cup have turned into now; it's a shame but there you have it.
There was no real cohesion to us, it was both managers throwing 11 bodies on the pitch really.
Once you lose that cohesion there was no real tempo to it because of what it was.