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McCann Thrilled With Wilks' Scoring Form

23 January 2021

Grant McCann has hailed the goalscoring form of Mallik Wilks, with the forward firmly on course for his best career goal tally.

The 22-year-old has netted in each of his last three games and leads the Tigers’ goalscoring charts with 12 in all competitions.

Wilks’ previous most productive scoring season came under McCann at Doncaster in 2018/19, plundering 16 goals in 55 matches – 14 of them in League One.

The Hull City dangerman is closing in on those figures with half a season still remaining, and McCann has been thrilled with his contribution so far.

“It's 12 goals for Mallik, one game away from the halfway point,” said McCann.

“The last time he played in this division, he got 14 (league goals) in total with Doncaster. It shows you the improvement he’s made in his time with us.

“Where can he get to? God knows. That’s probably down to Mallik and us getting into positions where he can score.

“He’s in really good form. He’s a handful, so difficult to play against. He creates opportunities for himself most of the time.

“We’re loving what he’s doing at this present time – we want him to continue with the good form. We’re really pleased with him.”

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