Hull City's Steve Agnew: 'Southampton match a major test'

Hull City assistant boss Steve Agnew feels that his side face a major test of their defensive abilities in their Premier League clash against Southampton.

Hull City assistant boss Steve Agnew has admitted that his side face another huge defensive challenge when they face Southampton later today.

The Tigers shut out Liverpool in their goalless draw at Anfield last week in their Premier League clash, but now face a different task against an in-form Saints side at the KC Stadium.

Agnew told the club's official website: "It will be a really tough game. Southampton are a possession-based team and very difficult to take the ball from.

"You have to be really organised against them and when you do get the ball, they are very quick to press and pressure you.

"Their position in the Barclays Premier League table reflects how well they are doing. Defensively we have been very solid away from home, but we now have a slightly different challenge because we are the home team this weekend."

Hull are 10th in the Premier League going into their match against Ronald Koeman's side.

Who will win Saturday's match between Hull and Southampton at the KC Stadium?

Hull
Southampton
Draw
Hull
7.5%
Southampton
70.1%
Draw
22.4%
Tom Ince of Hull City during a pre-season friendly match between North Ferriby United and Hull City at the eon visual media stadium on July 19, 2014
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