Athletic welcome Tigers of Hull City for their first visit to New Home Park tomorrow. Tigers head east as league leaders following their opening day victory over fellow promoted side Berceloona, however they will be looking to bounce back from their Cup reverse in midweek

Meanwhile Brook Street will be aiming to build upon their own opening day success against speccy’s saints and thumping win in the cup against St Johnstone B with another three points.

Looking forward to the match, Arjen said, “We made an excellent start to the league campaign last weekend, and I am looking for the players to kick on and build on this. I can’t see many teams going to saints’ and coming back with maximum points, so we’ve put ourselves firmly in the driving seat. What we need now is for the team to go on a run like they did last season. If we do that, we’ll be there or thereabouts come the end of the season”.

Turning specifically to tomorrow’s game against Tigers he said, “I expect them to come here and sit in, trying to hit us on the break. Anything else would be suicide for them”.

“It’ll be up to us to make the running and try to break them down, but I know I have the players capable of doing this. We will of course treat them with the utmost respect and there is no way that we will underestimate them, however I fully expect my players to be too good for them”.

Although Marcus Lövman is carrying a slight knock he should be fit for tomorrow, giving the coach a full squad available for selection.

Striker Philip Lust misses the match for the visitors through suspension while full-back Yunus Emre Düzgün and keeper Zeev Mizrachi are unavailable through injury.

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