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McCann: Good to be Back Home

20 October 2020

Grant McCann is looking forward to being back on home soil after a flurry of away games.

Seven of the Tigers’ 10 league and cup fixtures this season have been away from home, including Saturday’s 3-0 win at Rochdale.

After clocking up plenty of miles on the road, Hull City now face back-to-back home games against AFC Wimbledon this evening (7pm) and Peterborough on Saturday (3pm).

The Tigers’ first two home league games yielded two wins – 1-0 against both Crewe and Plymouth – and McCann is hoping for more home comforts.

“It feels like we’ve been away all the time – even all the cup games have been away!” said McCann.

“We’re looking forward to back-to-back home games and we’ve got to go and put on a couple of good performances.

“The first one is Wimbledon and we’ve got to see if we can get another three points and that will take us nicely into Peterborough.”

Tonight’s game under the KCOM Stadium lights is the first of seven consecutive midweek matches, and McCann admits it is going to be a demanding period for his squad.

“We’re going into a really gruelling period right up until the first week of December,” he said.

“We’ve got Saturday – Tuesday – Saturday and this is when the squad is going to have to come into action.

“That was one of the reasons why we brought Greg Docherty, Richie and josh off today to save their legs, even for 10, 15, 20 minutes. The squad is going to get tested to the limit over these next six or seven weeks.”

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