McShane wants Hull players to be ‘heroes’
PAUL McShane says his Hull City side know they are fighting for their lives in the Premier League next weekend.
The Tigers need a win at home to Manchester United, the former club of Hull boss Steve Bruce as well as Irish internationals McShane and Robbie Brady, to have a chance of survival but Wicklow lad McShane says this is a chance for the squad to become heroes in the city as they try to stay up at the expense of Newcastle United.
Hull need to beat United and hope that Newcastle drop points against West Ham.
“We are fighting for our lives. We have worked hard to get to this league and we will come out fighting on Sunday. We just hope we can do enough to win it,” said McShane. “Newcastle will know we are just behind them. There is always pressure. We are in the relegation zone and they are not so it is a game where people can make themselves heroes in a city.
“That is what the lads will be striving for. Manchester United is a big game. people wrote us off before Crystal Palace and yet we are still in there, we still have something to fight for going into the final day. That has to be a positive,” added McShane, who is in the provisional 33-man Ireland squad for the June internationals against England and Scotland.
“The only thing that matters is we need to win. At the start of the season, we all wanted to be over the line by now.
“But things haven’t worked out and we are not there. This is something we have to deal with and this is the position we are in. We have to win,” McShane said.