Hull defender Michael Dawson is confident the Tigers will stay up if they beat Manchester United on the last day of the season. Hull’s goal difference is currently two better than Sunderland’s and seven better than Newcastle’s, meaning the Magpies will have to win if Hull triumph at the KC Stadium. “They say in the Premier League there’ll be a twist and hopefully it’ll go our way,” Dawson said. “The pressure is on Newcastle and Sunderland as well, but we know we have to win and I believe if we do win we’ll have enough to stay in this league. “If Newcastle and Sunderland win they are obviously safe but they are playing with pressure.” Dawson added: “We beat Liverpool at home and hopefully we can have another performance and result like that. “Hopefully a win will be good enough, it’s out of our hands.” Manchester United may not be at full throttle against the Tigers, having already achieved their primary objective of securing Champions League football next season. “I certainly hope that’s the case, but you are playing against a top Man United team so we have got to prepare right this week and pick ourselves up,” Dawson said. Steve Bruce’s side must overcome United and hope other results go their way as they currently trail Sunderland and Newcastle by three and two points respectively. Sunderland also have a game in hand, away to Arsenal on Wednesday, before finishing with a tough trip to Chelsea, while Newcastle end their campaign at home to West Ham. “Obviously everyone is down after the game, the difference from winning to losing is incredible. “But come Monday morning we will be back on the training ground and we have got one more chance. “We are in this together, the manager has said that from minute one. He is our leader but it’s 11 players that go on the pitch to perform. “We are in this situation because we haven’t performed as well as we can, but I still believe there’s enough in that dressing room to win next week and hopefully still be a Premier League team.” Press Association
The Kerry native had previously managed Limerick’s U21s to Munster glory and an All-Ireland final appearance in 2000.It’s reported Kearns will be ratified at a football board meeting later before his appointment is ratified at this month’s meeting of the County Board tomorrow night.There’s further speculation that ex Tipp goalkeeper Paul Fitzgerald will be coming on board as a selector.