It might have been the players spraying the champagne around last weekend, but Jacob Greaves has been quick to highlight some of the unsung heroes behind Hull City’s promotion-winning season.
“So many people have played a part that rarely get a mention,” said Greaves.
“The analysts are a prime example. They do so much work and anything you ask of them is done quickly and with quality – their work ethic is incredible. They’re watching so many games week in, week out and identifying threats and patterns in how the opposition play as well as looking at our own individual games. They are a massive part of what we do.
“The kit men – John and Jonny – are two Hull lads and a massive part of the Club. I think most of us spend most of our time in the kit room when we’re not out training! They’ve got a TV in there and a dart board – it’s a sacred part of the training ground! They’re both great to chat with and they have time for you even though they have a mountain of work to do to get everything ready for us, especially during these Covid times.
“The medical team, the sports scientists – it really is a huge team effort."
The Tigers go into their penultimate game of the season against Wigan Athletic on Saturday top of the table, three points ahead of second-placed Peterborough United, and Greaves says winning the league would be a huge source of pride.
“The feeling of pride that I get when playing for this club is immense, and then when I step back and look at it it’s a club that I, along with a lot of the other lads, have been watching week in and week out for years and years,” continued Greaves.
“To go on and win the title, which is something this club hasn’t done for a long, long time, would be surreal but brilliant, and something that the whole area I hope would be proud of.”