The manager told the club's website: "Hull City and West Brom both need to win. It's a big match and very, very difficult for us. I think their season has been very, very good, they play well. They have a clear way to win.
"Now Jonas Olsson is suspended, in my head is another way to win the next match. It is important for us now that the players know two different ways to play and win.
"I played against Hull in pre-season with Betis. They have a good stadium, good fans and a good club. Hull won but it's no problem. You remember in the last press conference I told you Betis played Swansea, you think who won? Swansea. And then, no problem last Saturday!"
Hull have won just once in their last four matches.