Burke doing the first presser of the season with Adkins, but despite the title, there's not really any team news... Adkins on the season starting I’m really looking forward to it, we’ve had a good pre-season. I’d still like to add to the players we’ve got. The academy players have stepped up, the attitude, the behaviors, they are a credit to the academy. They are a young hungry, honest group of players. Adkins on the Championship We go into a demanding Championship, it was challenging last season, there’s been a change around and from our point of view there needs to be sustainability and we need to be competitive. We need to be together and this season will be competitive. There will be lots of expectation there. There’s a change and there has to be a transformation. We are young and hungry and we want to club to do well. Adkins on pre-season There’s been a good coming together with the players and there’s a lot of people working hard to come together.The commercial department and the community department for two. It’s a transitional period now where there will be some ups and downs. We have a good collaboration with Hull Uni and we have a good pre-season programme we know that works. Some results might go against you and that could knock the spirit but I we stay together we go a long way. Adkins on the transfer window We need to add to the players we’ve got. We need to make the signings we need. We are working hard behind the scenes and there are offers on the table for three or four players. We haven’t had a response to the bids that are in. The group of players we do have need to improve as well. What is the end goal? We want to get back to the Premier League? Of course we do. The head discusses the expectations at the club It’s going to a big ask even the pundits have us in the bottom three. Can we aim for the sustainability of the football club? Can we make young supports want to come? We have to look at the dynamic new way of growing. The supporters want to see passion and they want to see players having a go. We want to engage with supporters. As it stands at the moment the young players are in the squad. I’m trying to find players who are robust enough to go 40 games a season and the young players they need time. I’ve played players who were 17 in the Premier League but you need time. Adkins discusses Markus Henriksen being named captain Michael has moved on and he did ever so well at a very important stage in the club’s history. It was a new start and it’s a new journey we are on. Through the summer, we want to have a leadership group and he leads by example every day on the training ground. He eats properly and lives properly to get the best out of him. They are self-employed businessmen and they have to extract every ounce of potential. Markus has undoubted ability, he’s at a good age. He’s a good player, I think it’s important that you speak to people. We all have faults and we all have things we can improve on. Be good at what you’re good at. Give him good communication and how you live your values every day turns into your performance. We all have our favourites, as long as you are honest and up front. Adkins on Oliver Norwood Hes a good player, he’s a good age, he can run all day long and he has a fantastic character. Transfer talk from Adkins There was a lot of things that you try and keep players coming in. I have to control my frustrations because it’s not going to get us anywhere. I need to improve the players we’ve got. There’s been youngsters come through and they’ve seized chances. It’s great to see them around the group and for me character is the most important thing. We’re very conscious of their development. We’ll have to see and maybe I’m talking to players today. Reece Burke... Pre-season has been pretty hard to be honest, it’s been intense. When I met the boys, I tried to chat to them all and to be fair they are all good here. I had to sing in Portugal, I sang a song by Drake. It went down well, I tried to get them to sing along but they weren’t having it. Burke on getting out of West Ham I always knew West Ham were going to go for it this season and I realised when I was away that I wasn’t going to get a look in. I picked up the phone to my agent that I said I need to get out of here. I felt at that point a permanent move would do me better and so far, so good. It’s different to London, but I’ve been on loan a few times, I’ve lived up north and I can’t get away from it. It’s not great living in a hotel but I have somewhere sorted and hopefully I will settle in. Burke on living up north The people are more friendly up here, in London it’s different. It’s nothing I’ve not had to deal with and it’s not a problem, my family come up most weekend to support me as well. My dad has come up north many times. He’s come to pretty much every game apart from Portugal. I signed for West Ham when I was nine years old, it was a difficult decision for me to make because I’ve been there for so long. Burke on joining Hull and expectations I’ve been on loan before but you get treated as a loan player there. I’m here now though and it’s nice to have a feeling of being loved. I’d like to see Hull push on, that would be a big achievement for us. We have a young team but if you look at the quality we have got we’ve got a good team. Everyone wants to interact with other.