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McCann hails substitutes after Rovers win

27 October 2020

Grant McCann hailed the impact of his substitutes after all three scored in Hull City’s 3-1 comeback win at Bristol Rovers.

With 59 minutes played and the Tigers trailing to James Daly’s second-minute goal, McCann made a triple substitution and brought on Keane Lewis-Potter, Tom Eaves and Regan Slater.

The changes paid instant dividends as Lewis-Potter equalised three minutes later before Eaves set up Slater to put City in front.

Eaves secured the points with a stoppage-time third, and McCann was pleased with the way his side responded to the early setback.

“It was the worst possible start we could have had, conceding in the first minute,” said McCann.

“We had a couple of opportunities to clear the corner, it didn’t happen and it was a good finish from Daly.

“I thought first half, we were in real control of what we were doing after that. We didn’t test the keeper enough for my liking but in terms of general play, I thought we were in control.

“They had a decent opportunity at the back end of the second half to make it 2-0, which we probably got away with.

“Second half, I thought we were really good. The subs came on and made a big impact.

“They had waited patiently to get their chance, especially Tom and Regan. It was nice to see Keano get another goal to help us win the game.”

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