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Hull chairman considers giving boss Brown vote of confidence

Hull City chairman Adam Pearson will consider giving boss Phil Brown a vote of confidence until the end of the season. "We are not talking about a number of games. We are trying to support Phil as much as possible," said Pearson.

"All we can do is keep our heads down, support him and get through it.

"No decision on his future has been made. (Guaranteeing Brown will stay in the job for the season) is something I will talk about.

"Sometimes the pressure gets so great from everybody, from the supporters and the board, for a change that it happens.

"But if you can be strong and dig in then I think it is a decent solution and something worth considering.

"I wouldn't say his job is on the line. There are a whole set of circumstances that need to be considered but it is not just down to one or two games."

Pearson, who has returned to the KC Stadium directors box for the first time since May 2007, is trying to recapture the spirit which saw Hull survive in the top flight last season.

Pearson said: "I have been through this situation at Derby with Paul Jewell. You get this macabre pleasure in supporting your manager.

"I intend to give Phil exactly that kind of support. We need to try and get the atmosphere more relaxed and create a situation where the crowd is positive behind him.

"We need to get back to that way of working, when he was absolutely flying last year. We would prefer it for Phil to stay."

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