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Hull using Allardyce's Bolton blueprint

Hull have revealed they will follow the example of Sam Allardyce's Bolton side as The Tigers prepare for their first ever step-up to England's top flight.

Allardyce's former assistant at Bolton, Phil Brown, will follow his mentor's blueprint for success because The Trotters, since promotion in 2001, have become an established top flight side on relatively meagre resources.

Chairman Paul Duffen is optimistic that the play-off winner's Premier League experience will not be a brief dalliance.

"There are three leagues in the Premier League and we think we are more than capable of finishing top of the third one," said Duffen.

"Bolton are the ones we need to look to in terms of the way they built the club, not necessarily the way they played their football.

"Big Sam signed people like Ivan Campo and Jay Jay Okocha and we will need to bring in similar people who can do the job - players who have performed on that sort of stage before."

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