Irvine: No Let-Up - Hull City

Irvine: No Let-Up

Jackson Irvine is adamant there will be no let-up in the Tigers' camp, even though their Championship place is guaranteed.

The point gained from Saturday’s ten-goal thriller at Ashton Gate was enough to secure second-tier football for Nigel Adkins’ side next season, moving them ten points clear of the drop zone with just two games remaining.

Those two games see the Tigers host promotion-chasing Cardiff City at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday, before travelling to Brentford, who are still in the hunt for a play-off place, on the final day of the season and the Australian midfielder is keen to sign off the campaign on a positive note.

“We’ve secured our safety now but that doesn’t mean the season is over for us,” he said.

“We’ve still got two games to play and we’ll be approaching both matches as we have done every other fixture this season.

“We want another two positive performances team-wise and we’ll go into both matches all guns blazing.

“We want to pick up maximum points and finish as high as we possibly can in the league table.”

Irvine himself has extra incentive to impress in both games, as he looks to give Bert van Marwijk a reminder of his talents ahead of Australia’s World Cup campaign in Russia this summer.

“My only focus right now is on these next two games and hopefully I can pop up with another goal or an assist or two to help the team,” he added.

“But, of course, I also want to give myself the best possible chance of cementing my place in the Australia squad for the World Cup.

“It would be a huge honour to represent my country in Russia, but first and foremost, I’ve got to go out and perform at club level in order to earn my place and that will be the aim against both Cardiff and Brentford.”