Steve Harper: "We know how big this game is. Make no mistake, this really is a relegation six-pointer.
"I said last year before the game against Birmingham at exactly the same stage of the season that it was the biggest game in the club's recent history.
"Thankfully, that night we got a draw, which kickstarted a run of seven games unbeaten, which ultimately kept us up.
"And I have got no problem about saying this game at Hull is just as big.
"We need the three points. You don't get these games back. I look at the table and it doesn't lie, we really are in the thick of it.
"A good result at Hull, though, could act as a catalyst and we need to come out and show some real character.
"We have got to produce a performance like that against Manchester United last week.
"If we do that, then I'm confident we will get a result."
BOTTOM SEVEN: Points and goal difference
Hull 32 (-16)
Blackburn 30 (-12)
Stoke 29 (-17)
Newcastle 28 (-11)
Portsmouth 28 (-15)
Middlesbrough 26 (-20)
West Brom 22 (-29)