Hull manager Nigel Pearson says his players must forget about the outcome of other matches and focus on their own results in the remaining games of the season.

The Tigers head to fellow play-off hopefuls Watford on Saturday currently seven points adrift of the top six but much can change between now and the end of the campaign.

With Leicester facing Burnley, Millwall hosting Leeds, Norwich heading to Swansea and Reading travelling to Nottingham Forest, it is set to be a defining weekend in the promotion battle.

Pearson said, “You can’t get too wrapped up in what is happening outside. You have got to try and look after yourself.

“If you’re not careful, the mathematics of it all and the different permutations of what could happen, you end up taking your eye off the ball in relation to what you’re doing yourself.


“We’ve tried to keep our minds on ourselves. That is difficult because everyone is talking about what’s happening elsewhere.

“If you look at recent years, there are always going to be changes at both ends of the table towards the end of the season.

“Whether that’s the number of games that come along or the pressure that’s applied, it is difficult to say.

“Three years ago I was involved in a relegation battle at Southampton and things were changing daily. You’ve got to be single-minded and keep your focus.”

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