When his side lost their opening two fixtures of the season, including a defeat to Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Cup, Liam Rosenior would have had concerns over the trajectory of his squad.
However, Hull have responded by collecting 10 points from a possible 12, recording victories over Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City.
Although there was disappointment regarding a 1-1 draw at home to Bristol City, the 1-0 triumph at Leicester City which followed has catapulted Hull into the top six.
An early goal from Manchester City loanee Liam Delap proved to be the difference, the young Englishman now having two strikes and one assist from his five Championship starts.
Hull also ended their wait for a first clean sheet of the season at the King Power Stadium, but they now face a different kind of test against Coventry.
Coventry may be sitting in the bottom half of the table at present, yet their only defeat of the Championship campaign has come at Leicester on the opening weekend when they conceded two late goals.
The Sky Blues responded with a dominant 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough, although that has since been followed by three successive draws.
Mark Robins would have felt pride rather than frustration with the latter, Coventry coming from behind three times to earn a 3-3 draw against Watford.
Nevertheless, already sitting four points adrift of sixth-placed Hull, Robins will feel a sense of urgency to get his side back in contention at a time when no team in the division were able to win each of their opening five games