Steve Bruce aims to put 'daylight' between Hull and relegation rivals

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says a seven-point gap between his side and the relegation zone would be "huge" as they prepare to face Sunderland.

The Tigers go into Tuesday's game vying to earn three successive home wins for the first time in the Premier League, while Sunderland have gone four league games without victory, and Gus Poyet has only seen his side win once in the league since Christmas.

Hull won 3-1 in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day.