Left-back Stephen Kingsley is looking for a “full 90-minute performance” when Hull City host Sunderland in tomorrow’s Championship clash at the KCOM Stadium.
The Tigers have slipped down the table following successive defeats to Derby County (5-0) and Fulham (2-1).
But they remain two points ahead of fifth-bottom Sunderland going into the first meeting of two of the sides relegated from the Premier League last season.
Scotland cap Kingsley, signed from Swansea for an undisclosed fee last month, hopes to build on a much-improved team display in the midweek loss at Craven Cottage.
“The performance against Fulham was more solid than the one we had at Derby last Friday, but silly mistakes cost us again,” said 23-year-old former Falkirk defender Kingsley.
“We looked a bit more assured in our defensive work on the whole and we used the ball a lot better in the second half.
“But, after equalising, we really should have kicked on.
“Another silly mistake puts us 2-1 down and leaves us playing catch-up again.
“We showed character and desire, and it was important to show that we have that fight in us after what happened at Derby, but really that has to be a given in every game anyway.
“Overall, it was an improved performance and we need to build on that when we play Sunderland on Saturday.
“We need a full 90-minute performance,” he told hullcitytigers.com.
“We have a good group of lads here and it’s about sticking together through this tough time.
The only way we’re going to move forward is as a team.”