Steve Bruce urges Hull City fans to stay behind team during name change row
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worry about when we play the likes of Liverpool or Arsenal with Steven Gerrard or Mesut Ozil," he said.
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Hull midfielder David Meyler played down suggestions that players could be distracted by fans voicing their disapproval about Allam's plans.
Bruce has steered Hull up to 12th in the Premier League table, but the team's impressive results have been overshadowed by the dispute between fans and owner Assem Allam.
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has urged fans to stay behind the team during the row over the club's proposed name change.
"Anything else just gets in the road of my important job which is to beat Stoke.
The Egyptian businessman, who rescued the club from the brink of administration, has angered sections of the support by pushing ahead with plans to change the playing name to Hull Tigers.
"All I can say is that I'm repeating myself now. (The application) has been done, it's been lodged and I can ask of the supporters is to get behind the team," he Saucony A5 said ahead of Saturday's home clash against Stoke.
"We're not going to hear the decision until April. As far as I'm concerned let's all get on with it and see what the FA come up with.
"What happens outside is outside and we have to focus on what happens between the four white lines. It's quite hard when you've got Gerrard in front of you and the manager is telling you to track your runner.
An application to adopt this identity has been lodged with the Football Association, despite protests, and Bruce hopes fans can focus their efforts on helping the team until a final verdict is given.
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"The last thing we want as a team is to have distractions and to get embroiled in things us as a team can't do anything about.
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