Last Updated: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:32
New Hull City signing Curtis Davies is anticipating a tough test keeping the Tigers in the Premier League but is ready for the fight.
The 28-year-old finalised his £2.3million switch from Birmingham City on Tuesday and is now counting down the days until the new Premier League season kicks-off.
Having had a taste of top flight action during his spells with Aston Villa and West Brom, Davies was eager to join a club in the Premier League and has now got his wish.
Hull were promoted from the Championship last season and as such are expected to face a battle to avoid relegation next term.
Davies is anticipating a testing season with the Tigers but sees no reason why the Humberside outfit can't stay up if they stick together.
"One of the things you need in the Premier League is a real togetherness as a team and from what I've seen, the squad here is a very tightly-knit one. That will be important," he told Tigers' Player.
"No doubt the season will be a tough one for us and people will be saying things about us having just come up from the Championship. But if we stay together and play to our ability, then we can have a good season.
"Home games are going to be massive for us. If the crowd here can get the KC Stadium rocking, then there is no reason why we can't give this league a good go."
Davies will now hope to make his competitive debut for Hull against Chelsea on the opening day of the season.
The match will mark Jose Mourinho's first game back at Stamford Bridge and as such punters might fancy using their free bet to back the Blues to inflict a first defeat on Hull.
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