Hull City star Paul McShane has told the Hull Daily Mail how he kept himself motivated when he was out of the side.
McShane was training with the under-21 side after a confrontation with Steve Bruce, but he found himself thrown into the side for the game against Manchester City, where the Tigers grabbed a 1-1 draw.
He’s explained how he kept himself motivated and ready for the call when Bruce felt he was ready to use him again.
“You can’t hold grudges in football - You always have to have a bit of hope. That is what I have had,” said McShane.
“I have been keeping fit, and staying ready for my chance, because when you go a long time without playing and get thrown into a game like that you can get found wanting.”
His comments offer hope to any Hull star who currently finds himself out of the team.
He’s living proof that staying motivated and doing the right things when not in the team is the best way to grab Bruce’s attention.
The job for him now is to stay in the side and build on his impressive performance against City over the weekend.
Hull are by no means clear of danger and need every single player and official moving in the right direction towards safety.
Hopefully, there will be no further spats between any of Hull’s players and the manager and they can focus on securing wins, which means vital points.