A few weeks ago Phil Brown was on the verge of being sacked and relegation looked inevitable. How things can change.
An excellent run of form in November has seen Hull escape from the relegation zone and a belief return to the team. It is no coincidence that Hull's resurgence coincided with the return of Jimmy Bullard - whose recent injury is a massive blow.
Despite their recent turn of fortune, Brown will want to reinforce his team, particularly in the strike department where Hull have looked short of a cutting edge. But with the Tigers facing financial difficulties there will be limited funds in January and Brown will have to shop wisely.
Here we take a look at the new faces that could be arriving at the KC Stadium in January.