Hull boss Bruce points to previous Premier League spell

Steve Bruce has warned his players not to get carried away following their promising start in the top flight.
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Steve Bruce has warned his players not to get carried away following their promising start in the top flight.

But Bruce is mindful of the Tigers campaign in 2008/09 under Phil Brown, when they started with six wins from nine games only to collapse and survive the drop by a single point before relegation the following season.

"We have a made a wonderful start, but that's all it is," he said ahead of Saturday's home match against Aston Villa.

"If someone had said to me we'd have 10 points from the first six games I wouldn't have thought that was possible to be honest.

"But the history of our club the last time we were here is that we did great until Christmas and the following 18 months after that must have been torture, agony.

"So we've had a good start - really good - but we've only played six games and there are 32 more to go."

 
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