Last Updated: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:47
Hull defender Alex Bruce insists it is not time for the squad to take their foot off the gas but believes top-flight safety is close.
The Tigers had the opportunity to take another step towards retaining their spot in the Premier League against West Ham in midweek, and despite being reduced to 10-men it was Bruce's side that played the better football but came away with a 2-1 loss.
Steve Bruce's men head to the Britannia Stadium for this weekend's fixture, knowing that three points will take them to the magic number of 10 victories this season and almost certainly see them safe.
The KC Stadium outfit sit 13th, eight points above the relegation zone ahead of Saturday's meeting, but the defender believes now is not the time to relax.
Bruce said: "We are nearly there but no-one believes we are safe yet. Not at all.
"We can't because football can be a really strange game. There are some big games coming up but if we play like we did at West Ham then I am sure we will be okay.
"We can take a lot of confidence out of the game. It was a really good performance and if we play like that for the rest of the season, we will win more than we lose."
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