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McCann: ‘A Really Good Reaction’

17 October 2020

Grant McCann was pleased with his side's response as Hull City eased to a convincing 3-0 victory at Rochdale.

A Mallik Wilks brace and a Josh Magennis header earned the Tigers a fifth win in six league matches and offered the perfect riposte to defeat at Fleetwood eight days ago.

“It’s a really good reaction from a bad half at Fleetwood that cost us the game,” said McCann.

“Since we’ve started the season, that’s all it has been. We wanted to come here today with a real intention of responding in the right way, with the right performance and I think we’ve done that.

“They’re a good footballing team, they play the right way and they try to overload you in wide areas.

“I thought the shape of the team and our organisation was good. When we broke, we looked dangerous on nearly every occasion.

“It could have been more. One of our frustrations at half-time was just the final ball at times. We were getting into the mid third of their half and sometimes overhitting the pass or losing the ball.

“There were opportunities for Keano – he could have had a couple - and Mallik could have had another one or two goals.

“The most pleasing thing was the shape and the organisation, the willingness to defend our goal because we know we’ve got threats in the team and we can get goals at the other end.”

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