Hull boss Bruce says 'gloom' has lifted after beating Foxes
Steve Bruce believes the "doom and gloom" around Hull is beginning to lift after making it through to their first-ever League Cup quarter-final.
The past six months have been topsy-turvy at the KC Stadium after their latest two-year dalliance with top-flight football came to an end.
However, City look well placed to make an immediate return to the Premier League and extended their unbeaten run to a ninth match in all competitions against Premier League high-fliers Leicester on Tuesday. The League Cup last-16 tie went the distance by the Humber, with the hosts triumphing on penalties after back-up goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic denied Riyad Mahrez from the spot.
It takes Hull into the uncharted territory and leaves the fans dreaming of a return to Wembley following last year's FA Cup final appearance.
"Look, if you can get a home draw then that's all you can be thankful for," City boss Bruce said. "If you're going to go onto a cup final or cup semi-final, then you have to play who you have to play."