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Chadwick: U23s Ready For Must-Win Tie

Chadwick: U23s Ready For Must-Win Tie

Billy Chadwick insists he and his Hull City Under-23s team-mates are ready for their must-win Premier League Cup Group Stage clash with Oxford United on Tuesday evening.

The scenario is simple ahead of the tie at Thame United’s ASM Stadium. The Tigers, currently bottom of Group H with three points from four games, must claim all three points against The U's in order to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the knockout stage.

And with a home game against second-placed Swansea City still to come in their final Group fixture, Chadwick is confident Jon Beale's side can get the result they need.

"We know how important Tuesday night's game is," he said. "It's a must-win if we want to progress from the group.

"We know what we need to do, which is win our last two games. After that, we might need another result to go our way but all we can affect is what we do.

"It will be a tough game against Oxford, just as it was in our first match against them in the competition but we want to go there and get the result we need.

"We're all in determined mood but we know we've got to be patient. We can't go all gung-ho right from the off.

"We'll try to play to our strengths and hopefully we can produce a performance worthy of the result we want and need."

Although the Tigers head into the fixture with just one win in their last eight games in all competitions, first-year professional Chadwick says there is still plenty of belief in the Under-23s' ranks.

"We've started to play a lot better recently," he added. "The last three performances have been good even though it hasn't necessarily brought the deserved results.

"We just need to keep working hard and if we do that then the results will come with it.

"As a team, we're a lot better than the table suggests, but ultimately you are judged on results and our results haven't been good enough of late and we need to turn things around."