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Greaves Raring To Go Ahead Of Season Opener

6 August 2021

Jacob Greaves says he and his team-mates are ready and raring to go ahead of Hull City’s Sky Bet Championship opener at Preston North End this afternoon.

The Tigers will head to Deepdale in confident mood as they return to the second tier following last season’s League One title triumph and, after all of the hard work through pre-season, Greaves is excited about the action getting underway.

“We’ve been looking forward to the start of the season massively,” said Greaves.

“As soon as you come back for pre-season you know that you are in for six or seven weeks of gruelling work, but then you get to the business end of that, the games start and we’re really looking forward to what is ahead.

“Pre-season is hard but the work you do really benefits you later on in the season. Even in the pre-season games I felt really fit, and we have all of the testing and monitoring and I think we’re all on the right track.

“These are the games you want to be involved in. Hopefully the stadium will be just about full. I think Preston might be a bit more direct than they were last season with balls in behind, so we will have to be on our toes. They’ve got some good players but so have we and I’m sure it will be a good game.”

Greaves is also excited about playing a competitive game in front of the Hull City fans for the first time after his first season in the Club’s first team was played behind closed doors.

More than 1,500 are set to make the journey over to Lancashire today and the centre back can’t wait to experience their support.

“It’s massive having the fans back inside grounds,” Greaves continued.

“We had a great season last season, but it would have been even better if our fans had been there to see it. Even the couple of friendlies I played in before the season started, it felt surreal hearing a crowd.

“I think we played at Oxford last season during that brief period when certain areas were allowed to have supporters inside the ground. There was only a thousand there but it sounded like the place was full.

“The feeling you get from having fans behind you is indescribable and I think it’s going to help us all the way. We’re delighted to see them back.”

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