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McCann Pleased With Set-Piece Threats

10 March 2021

Grant McCann was pleased once again with his side’s attacking threat from set-pieces during Hull City’s 3-1 victory over Peterborough United on Tuesday night.

Reece Burke’s 21st-minute header, the centre-back’s fifth goal of the season, brought the Tigers level at the Weston Homes Stadium as McCann’s men went on to take control of the game and the Head Coach has been pleased with his team’s prolific nature from set-pieces in recent months.

“Reece has five goals for the season now which is brilliant,” said McCann.

“We want the centre backs chipping in with goals, just like we want players in other areas of the field chipping in because you can’t always rely on the front three. Jacob (Greaves) could probably have had ten by now with the amount of first contacts he’s had on set-pieces this season, and he’s had a couple of goals wrongly chalked off in my opinion.

“We’re a threat from set plays. We work so hard on it and we’re right up there in the division in terms of goals from set-pieces. It’s great to see the work pay off because the boys work so hard at it on the training ground.”

McCann also had words of praise for the performance of George Honeyman in the win against the Posh. The midfielder delivered the free kick for Burke to head in on Tuesday night and he leads the way in League One in terms of assists this season with 12 so far.

“George was outstanding. He was absolutely everywhere,” added McCann, who also saw Honeyman win the penalty from which Mallik Wilks made it 3-1.

“He’s been like that every week and he’s getting stronger and stronger as the season goes on. The way he breaks up play, the way he recovers, the way he tracks, the way he gets forward – he’s in a really good place at the moment."

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