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Hull legend Windass backs Bruce over players' blast

Hull City legend Dean Windass says Steve Bruce was right to slam his players after their defeat to Burnley.

Bruce wrote in the Hull Daily Mail: "A lot has been said about Steve Bruce's criticism of his own squad and I have to say I completely agree with him.

"I remember losing a match against Preston North End 3-0 in the season we were going for promotion.

"Phil Brown came into the changing room and told us all that if we thought we were getting into the play-offs playing like that we had another think coming.

"But it was what we needed. We went on an amazing run after that and ended up reaching the play-offs and the Premier League.

"But that sometimes is what it takes. It takes a manager to come into training the next day and tell the players: 'You didn't want the ball yesterday so you're not getting the ball today - go and get your running shoes on.'

"The last thing Bruce will have wanted though was that 1-0 defeat to Burnley to come on the eve of an international break."

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