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McCann impressed by Greaves contribution

24 October 2020

Grant McCann says he has been impressed by Jacob Greaves’ performances over the last two games.

The 20-year-old was handed his Hull City league debut for the trip to Rochdale and produced an assured performance in a comfortable 3-0 win.

He helped the Tigers keep another clean sheet in the 1-0 midweek victory over AFC Wimbledon and McCann believes the defender has a bright career ahead of him.

“I’ve been really impressed,” said McCann.

“He’s come in and looked very assured, in and out of possession.

“He won 100% of his duels against Wimbledon; out of 12 duels, he won every single one, which is phenomenal. He’s been brilliant in the two games.

“He’s very calm on the ball. He knows when to step up. He knows when to hit the diagonal. He knows when to give it simple to a full-back or midfield player.

“He’s aggressive in his defending. He’s not afraid to put his body in.

“His header in the last couple of minutes against AFC Wimbledon showed you everything about Jacob defensively; the ball came in, he put his body on the line and flicked it past the post.

“He’s only a young player and he’s still learning but he’s in the right environment to get better. He's got all the capabilities to have a tremendous career."

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