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McCann provides update on squad ahead of Blackpool

31 December 2021

Head Coach Grant McCann has revealed that six players have returned to training this week after testing positive for Covid-19 over Christmas.

The Tigers were unable to fulfil their fixtures against Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United over the festive period due to having an insufficient number of players available to choose from. On his return to pre-match press conference duties, McCann revealed that the situation has improved.

“We are better than what we have been,” said McCann.

“We’ve had six players return over the last couple of days. The problem is that when they return from Covid, there’s a three-day protocol that they’ve got to follow.

“Hopefully if they come through the session today, then we’ll be in a good place. It’s nice to have those players return.”

Although the Tigers now have enough players to fulfil tomorrow’s fixture against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road, McCann says that a significant number of players still remain unavailable through injury or Covid.

“We’ve recalled Josh Hinds from his loan spell at Spalding,” added McCann.

“We’re a bit healthier. We’re still going to be missing about seven or eight players for the game due to Covid or injury. We’re in a much better place than we were seven or eight days ago.”

“Luckily for us, not many of our cases had symptoms, so hopefully there is no knock-on effect.

“We’re hoping that everyone is OK.”

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Blackpool 1-0 Hull City: Match Report

1 January 2022

Hull City started the calendar year with a narrow 1-0 away defeat against Blackpool.

Gary Madine’s first-half penalty was enough for the Tangerines to secure all three points in the Sky Bet Championship.

Grant McCann returned to manage the team following his recovery from Covid and made only one change to the starting XI that faced Nottingham Forest last time out. Callum Elder replaced Mallik Wilks, while the Tigers welcomed Matt Smith, Brandon Fleming and Harvey Cartwright on the substitutes' bench.

Both teams had early chances to take the lead as Keshi Anderson sliced his effort wide, after he was teed up by Josh Bowler, while Daniel Grimshaw saved twice in quick succession. The Blackpool goalkeeper first denied Josh Magennis one-on-one, before acrobatically pushing away George Honeyman’s deflected rebound.

The Tigers’ midfielder was the architect of the next chance of the game as his set-piece delivery found Richie Smallwood, who headed narrowly wide, while Tyler Smith saw his drilled attempt blocked by Marvin Ekpiteta.

Blackpool opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark. After Jacob Greaves was adjudged to have fouled Bowler, Madine stepped up and smashed his penalty straight down the middle. Keane Lewis-Potter searched for an instant response as his strike was flicked around the post by Grimshaw, before the Tigers’ forward saw a second attempt held by the Tangerines’ shot-stopper.

At the other end, Kenny Dougall struck his curled effort just past the left-hand post, while Anderson’s low cross evaded everyone in the penalty area. The Blackpool winger then tested Nathan Baxter, while Tyler Smith wasted a good opportunity from Sean McLoughlin’s lofted pass.

Baxter was called into action early in the second half as he parried Bowler’s volley, before Anderson fired over the rebound from six yards. The hosts pushed for a second as Shayne Lavery saw his shot blocked by McLoughlin, while Madine headed wide from Anderson’s delivery.

Lewis-Potter tried his luck from distance, but his ambitious effort was off target, before Tom Eaves drilled a low shot wide past the post. Blackpool tried to hit the Tigers on the counter late on, but Jerry Yates’ attempt was blocked by McLoughlin.

Grimshaw pulled off two match-winning saves to deny the Tigers in injury time, blocking Tyler Smith’s effort from point-blank range and then thwarting Randell Williams at the back post.

 

Blackpool (4-4-2): Daniel Grimshaw; Dujon Sterling, Marvin Ekpiteta (C), Richard Keogh, James Husband; Josh Bowler (Callum Connolly 88’), Ryan Wintle, Kenny Dougall, Keshi Anderson (Daniel Gretarsson 88’); Gary Madine, Shayne Lavery (Jerry Yates 72’).

Subs Not Used: Stuart Moore, Demetri Mitchell, Oliver Casey, CJ Hamilton.

 

Hull City (3-4-1-2): Nathan Baxter; Di’Shon Bernard, Sean McLoughlin, Jacob Greaves; Ryan Longman, Greg Docherty, Richie Smallwood (C) (Randell Williams 71’), Callum Elder (Tyler Smith 16’); George Honeyman; Keane Lewis-Potter, Josh Magennis (Tom Eaves 62’).

Subs Not Used: Harvey Cartwright, Andy Cannon, Matt Smith, Brandon Fleming.

 

Attendance: 11,300 (1,047 Hull City Fans)

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Pay on the Day at Blackpool

30 December 2021

Hull City supporters will be able to pay on the day at Blackpool on New Year’s Day.

The Championship fixture at Bloomfield Road – the Tigers’ first of 2022 – will kick-off at 3pm on Saturday 1st January.

Ticket prices will increase by £2 on the day of the game.

 

Ticket Prices:

£23 - Adults

£19 - Senior 65+

£9 - Junior Under-18

£5 - Junior Under-12

 

Blackpool have recommended that supporters wear a face mask in the Stadium, unless they are exempt.

All away tickets at Bloomfield Road are classed and priced as restricted views due to the supporting pillars in the stand.

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