Huddlestone admits red card was 'worse than I thought'

Tom Huddlestone admits that he can have no complaints with the straight red-card which he received in Hull City's 2-0 defeat against Chelsea last weekend.

The powerful midfielder jumped into a tackle with Filipe Luis and received his marching orders, which rules him out for the Tigers next three matches. 

It is a major blow for the side to lose one of their key players for a crucial period of the season, but Huddlestone was looking at the positives that the break could provide for him. 

"Looking back from the weekend, I have no complaints with the red card watching the replay but it does look a lot worse than I thought," Huddlestone said on social media site Sports Lobster.

"I'm hoping I can use the 2/3 weeks of suspension to clear up a few niggling little injuries I've been playing with for a bit. Then come back and kick on and help the team in the 2nd half of the season to achieve our targets."

Huddlestone has not been at his best so far this campaign, but the injury problems he has been suffering with offer an explanation for his struggles. 

At his best, the former Tottenham Hotspur man can dictate play and be an imposing figure in the centre of the park, but his failure to hit his optimum performance levels has rather summed up Hull's season so far. 

Steve Bruce's men have failed to live up to expectations after an impressive summer and they will be aiming to pick up points quickly over the Christmas period. 

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