The fall from grace for Hull City has been a dramatic one. It would have been difficult to imagine for any Hull fan to see this season panning out the way that it has.
They have just a three-point cushion from the Championship relegation zone as the season heads into the last few months, and although they will be helped by the terrible form of the teams below them, no one involved in Hull City imagined that it would play out like this.
With this in mind Nigel Adkins will be looking to clear out his squad come the end of the season, and as is always the case with a team like Hull, if they wish to make any signings to bolster their team they will have to let go to some of their better players.
Here are the 4 most likely departures from the KCOM.
The attacking midfielder from Poland was signed to save his team from Premier League relegation, not Championship relegation and although it is admirable that he has stayed with The Tigers throughout their difficult run he has not influenced games in the way that he would have liked.
It is probably time for him to find a new challenge.
The Uruguayan Abel Hernandez is on the last year of his contract and has only 3 goals and has made 3 appearances for Hull this season. That is not an impressive return for a player of his quality, and it appears he has spent more time in the treatment room than the pitch while at the KCOM stadium.
It would cost a lot of money to keep him on at Hull, and it would be money wasted when there are better options out there.
The 31-year-old Brazilian has not enjoyed the rough and tumble of the Championship and has not had the opportunity to prove his undoubted talent to the Hull faithful.
He has not played at all regularly for Hull, a record of 305 minutes across the season would attest to that, but his performances at this level have been incredibly disappointing.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder is an undoubted talent, who must be looking at former teammates such as Sam Clucas and thinking that he could make the step up to the Premier League.
He was the subject of interest throughout the January window, and it would be a major surprise if Hull were able to hold onto him again in the summer.