Hull boss Nigel Pearson takes his team to Brighton at the weekend who are beginning to find life tough in the Championship after winning five of their six opening games.
Since then they have taken just one point from their last four and have slipped to fifth place in the table.
Pearson told the Tigers' official website: "It will be a tough game for us and Brighton have started well at their new stadium.
"They've kept the momentum from last season when they got promoted and they play an attractive style of football.
"Everybody has talked about what a great start they have had, but we've caught them up. That shows how difficult it is to be consistent in this league."
Hull have climbed up to sixth place on the back of a six-game unbeaten run and Pearson added: "We feel we're making progress and confidence is high, but we also know that there's still work to be done."