Steve Bruce admits doubts about Hull City team selection against Brighton

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Hull City drew 0-0 with Brighton and Hove Albion yesterday.

Steve Bruce has admitted on Hull City’s official site that he should have rested Robert Snodgrass and Tom Huddlestone against Brighton and Hove Albion last night.

Bruce stuck by the Hull players that beat Blackburn Rovers 3-0 last weekend, but his side looked slightly tired against Brighton.

The Tigers failed to show their usual attacking class on the south coast, and they could only manage to claim a 0-0 draw against Chris Hughton’s side.

And Bruce said: “When I look at it now in hindsight, Tom Huddlestone and Snodgrass were the big concerns along with one of the strikers,” added Bruce.

“But it was such a good display (at Blackburn) and they were all full of confidence. For 20 or 25 minutes last night there was a crispness about us, but maybe I could have freshened it up.”

Snodgrass has played a large amount of football this season, after returning from a long-term injury, while Huddlestone made a rare start against Blackburn.

As a result, the pair were not at their sharpest against Brighton - in a match where both sides seemed to cancel each other out.

Huddlestone stated on Twitter after the match that Hull needed to be braver in possession in future weeks, if they are to start winning more frequently.

Although Hull were unable to win at the AMEX Stadium, the draw has re-established their two point lead at the top the Championship table, while Brighton have moved into third place.

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