Bruce confident of Hull win

  • Last Updated: August 28 2014, 10:26 BST

Hull manager Steve Bruce is confident that his side will win against Lokeren on Thursday and progress to the Europa League group stages.

Steve Bruce: Hull manager confident of Europa League progress
Steve Bruce: Hull manager confident of Europa League progress

The Premier League outfit lost the first leg of their play-off tie 1-0 in Belgium last week, thanks to a second-half goal from Hans Vanaken.

The Tigers will need to win at the KC Stadium in the second leg to book their place in the group stage, and Bruce believes that his players will get that victory.

"It's quite simple, we've got to win the match and we're capable of that, no matter what line-up I pick, we're capable of winning the game," said the 53-year-old Englishman.

"We know that we'd love to be in the next stages; to get in the group stages would be terrific for the club, we're aware of that. We're also aware of how difficult it is with all the pitfalls that come with it.

"We'll be going all out to try and get a result and get us through to the league situation which we'd all look forward to."