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Hull boss Brown intends to speak to new chairman

Hull City boss Phil Brown revealed that he had spoken with incoming chairman Adam Pearson before Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Burnley and plans to do so in the future. Brown has come in for heavy criticism having overseen just three wins from the Tigers' past 31 games.

Asked what he thought Pearson, who was watching from the stands at Turf Moor, would have learned from the game, he said: "He would have learned that he has a manager that is still at the helm and one that is willing to put his neck on the line for the cause.

"And that he also has a group of players that will do the same for the manager.

"The players are disappointed, not at themselves, not at me, maybe at something else."

Confirming he had spoken to Pearson in person, Brown said: "Yes. It was before the game two days ago and before the game yesterday (Friday) and I'll speak with him again after the game."

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