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Hull boss Dowie denies Pearson crisis meeting

Hull City boss Iain Dowie has denied claims of crisis talks with chairman Adam Pearson after their home drubbing by Burnley.

Ahead of their trip to Birmingham City, Dowie denied he and his staff had been summoned to a meeting with Pearson.

He said: "It's absolutely, totally untrue. It's just scaremongering. I had a meeting with the players on Tuesday morning, that was it."

The former Crystal Palace and Coventry boss revealed he will make changes to the side - turning to players he believes will show the required fighting spirit.

"Where we go is we get back to playing with desire, playing with care, playing with a degree of quality, playing to our gameplan but playing with our eyeballs out," he continued.

"Nothing will stop us outworking Birmingham, no one can stop us out-running Birmingham, out-heading Birmingham, out-tackling them.

"Hopefully, as we've shown against Fulham and Portsmouth, we can play as well. But that's the key element, win the battles that we control and hopefully our football will out.

"We've finished the discussion and how we go forward is them showing they care in training. The ones that show me that will be in the team.

"Saturday night I could have picked a totally different team outside (captain) George (Boateng) and maybe one other but, on reflection and given the options I have, it's fair to say there'll be some changes."

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