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McCann pleased with winning start

12 September 2020

Grant McCann was pleased to start the 2020/21 League One season with a win as Hull City recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory at Gillingham.

Goals from Keane Lewis-Potter and Josh Magennis earned the Tigers all three points and the boss felt the result should have been more convincing.

“I thought it was a good result, a good performance,” said McCann.

“It possibly should have been more, if we were a bit more clinical at the top end of the pitch.

“But I can’t grumble – we’ve come to one of the toughest places in League One in Gillingham, especially the way they play, the way Steve [Evans] gets them playing.

“Today I thought we handled everything they threw at us all game. Apart from one chance they had in the first half from [John] Akinde, I can’t remember too many others.

“I thought we were in control of everything we did and possibly should have come away with more goals.”

McCann was also happy to see two of his forwards find the scoresheet.

“It was nice to score early and to see Keano score again,” he added. “He seems to arrive in the right place at the right time.

“We knew it was a slight weakness they had in terms of cut-backs. Josh Emmanuel has done really well to pick out George Honeyman and Keano has flicked it in.

“The second goal was a great delivery, a great header from Magennis. I’m really pleased because I thought Josh led the line brilliantly. It wasn’t easy for him up against two 6’4” centre-backs but I don’t think he lost a header.”

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