In a league awash with money where players are often branded mercenaries, Steve Bruce praised Hull City striker Dame N’Doye for going against the grain.
Defender Curtis Davies has said he's confident that with the quality Hull have in the squad they can successfully avoid relegation this season.
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Manager Steve Bruce has backed Dame N'Doye to fire Hull to safety following his brace against Crystal Palace today.
Crystal Palace 0 Hull City 2: Referee Mark Clattenburg sparks storm with decisions in vital relegation-fight win for Steve Bruce
Alan Pardew has blamed key refereeing decisions not going Crystal Palace's way for their 2-0 loss at home to Hull.