Hull City manager Steve Bruce has admitted that he would happily accept a boring 0-0 draw away to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon in order to all but secure Premier League safety following promotion.
Bruce said that the last meeting between the teams was a dull affair and, while he does want to entertain the crowd, at the moment the important thing is claiming the required points.
"A dull 0-0 will do me on Saturday," Sky Sports News quotes Bruce as saying. "Last time against Villa was an awful affair. Me and Paul Lambert both said it was arguably the worst game we'd seen in a long time. This one must be better because it couldn't be much worse.
"Yes, we are in the entertainment business, but the main aim for us is to stay here in this division and it looks like we're nearly there, which was the biggest challenge to us all when we came up."
A point would move Hull on to 38 points in the Premier League.