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Question Time: Hull City

We speak with Hull fan Jack Lester ahead of their visit to the Macron tomorrow

20-goal Abel Hernandez could be the Hull City dangerman at the Macron tomorrow
20-goal Abel Hernandez could be the Hull City dangerman at the Macron tomorrow
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Bolton Wanderers once again grace the TV cameras this weekend, as they welcome Hull City and millions of adoring viewers of the beautiful game to the Macron tomorrow lunchtime.

We get the lowdown on our opponents from Tigers fan Jack Lester.

1. You find yourselves in 4th position - are you happy with that?

Had we been offered 4th and subsequently a playoff spot at the start of the season we would have taken it. Last time we came down it took us three seasons to get back up, so to now have the chance of winning promotion via the playoffs we have to be happy with it.

2. Steve Bruce has been in place for a while now, is he the right man for Hull?

This is Steve Bruce's 4th season in charge and up until last season's relegation it had been nothing but success, FA Cup final, Europa League qualifying and our highest ever league finish. I do believe he is the right man for the job, yes there are better managers out there, but his experience probably does it for me, not many have much more than him.

3. How would you rate your season out of 10, and why?

I would rate our season a 7/10 because it's not yet over and we still have a fantastic chance of promotion, but we have lost silly games recently that earlier in the season we would have won comfortably. I point to two 3-0 home wins against Middlesbrough and Burnley pre-new year. But Burnley haven't lost since, so maybe stuffing them wasn't such a good idea.

4. Who are the main men for Hull this season?

The main men for us this season have to have been Abel Hernandez, who has reached 20 league goals in a season, the first Hull player in yonks to do this. Goalkeeper Allan McGregor has really performed well this season, countless clean sheets and he really commands his penalty area, and finally Jake Livermore, who hasn't played every match but when he has played he's been excellent at ball winning and playing a decent pass to then let opportunities be created. Players who also deserve a mention are Andy Robertson, Moses Odubajo and Robert Snodgrass.

5. Have the issues surrounding your controversial owner been resolved?

I would love to be able to type one word (yes) to that question, but I can't. Steve Bruce revealed in his post match interview with Radio Humberside that the owner Assam Allam was "not very well, very ill," what exactly this means is unsure.

The name change was rejected last year, but the club still put "Hull Tigers" on everything and "City" appears nowhere. The new membership scheme that the club are implementing for next season has been met by the majority of fans with disgust. Before kick off at the Brentford match on Tuesday, every stand was almost full of people holding red cards, in reference to the proposed scheme.

Charging people the same price regardless of age, a seat two steps away from another can be more expensive and personally myself I will have to pay £150 extra next season to sit in the same seat I have had since 2007/08. It is great to see not only people who have to pay extra protesting but fans also protesting for others even if save money themselves. The issues aren't resolved and don't look like going away any time soon.

6. What have you made of Bolton's struggles?

I'm amazed and shocked at the current position Bolton find themselves in. Bolton and the Premier League seemed to go hand in hand, the fall from grace is saddening. I believe the good days will be back at your club, Leicester were in League One not so long ago, look at them now.

7. Give us a score prediction

My score prediction would be 3-0 to Hull, we need to finish 4th to have the second leg of our playoff games at home so three points is a must. We played Brentford on Tuesday and they were on a run of five wins from six, I think, and we beat them comfortably without moving from first gear with seven changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Leeds.

8. We've been linked with Phil Brown, ex-Hull boss - would he be a good fit for Bolton do you think?

Phil Brown was a great manager for us, taking us up from the Championship when we were near favourites for relegation. I do believe in League One PB would be a perfect fit for Bolton, but in the long term I don't believe he is the man to take them back to the Premier League.