"It might turn out to be a blessing in disguise, in that it might wake a few people up," he told the Hull Daily Mail.
"These are the most important games, not the ones in the big stadiums against Arsenal.
"We have to pick ourselves up. It is a reminder we are in a fight. We can't accept defeats like that.
"It is a wake-up call and we have to buck our ideas up, sort ourselves out."
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