Steve Bruce doesn't expect any favours in relegation fight

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With everything else pretty much sewn up in the Premier League, all the attention falls to the bottom of the table as a scrap on the final day of the season could see Steve Bruce's Hull relegated from the top tier of English football. 

Bruce is no stranger to the situation having struggled with Sunderland in the past and Hull are the same finding themselves in the predicament six seasons ago when Newcastle, who join them in the attempt to beat the drop went down instead.

Hull's situation is a lot more difficult this time around as they need more than just one result to go their way. The resemblance  and significance between the occasions could be more than coincidental, as the sides involved remain the same, and Steve Bruce faces a familiar side in Manchester United.

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The club where Bruce played for nine years holds a special place in the 54-year-old's heart, however Bruce expects no favours from Louis van Gaal's side as the Yorkshire side must win in order to have any chance in avoiding the dreaded drop.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bruce was sure to mention that United wouldn't be rolling over come Sunday, as he stated:

“They are Manchester United. If you are representing Manchester United at any level, you are a good player. We are up against one of the top teams.”

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Huge test 

Hull are truly up against it as they try to overturn their bad run of form which has saw them slip into peril. Three defeats in a row and sitting on 34 points, the Tigers have to beat United at home and hope Newcastle, who sit two points above them go down at home to Sam Allardyce's West Ham.

Stranger things have happened on the final day of the season as the same circumstances all those seasons ago saw the Tigers miraculously stay up and Sam Allardyce's return to the North East could prove to haunt his former club Newcastle.

“We can’t spend time worrying about the opposition because we have shown we are capable against the best teams.

But Bruce admits it's a big ask for his side, who he expressed deserved to be near the drop zone.

"Over 38 games, the three bottom teams deserve to be where they are."

The survival fight kicks off on Sunday at 3pm as the fate of Newcastle and Hull is decided on the last day with the stakes at an all time high, it could really go either way.

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