Hull boss focused on Premier League

Brown is focused on Premier League survival for the Tigers, following their 4-0 defeat to the Toffees.

“We have got a big job to do. Everybody is expecting us to go out of this division because of the second-season syndrome,” Brown said.

“It is about rolling the sleeves up now and fighting even harder. Hopefully whatever team I pick on Saturday will respond in the right manner.

“Nobody likes being in the bottom three, but we have a job to do that is a long-term plan. That long-term plan is six games in. We have got a long way to go.”

Hull face Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

He added: “We have a massive game on Saturday – nobody expects us to get anything – and then it a massive October for us.

“The Premier League is obviously the priority. It always has been and always will be.”