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Ingram: Game of Fine Margins

20 September 2021

Matt Ingram feels Hull City need to be “nastier” in both boxes after suffering a 3-1 defeat against Sheffield United.

Despite Keane Lewis-Potter getting on the scoresheet, a first-half header by Billy Sharp and a brace from John Egan – both headers from corners – condemned the Tigers to defeat at the MKM Stadium.

“I didn’t think there was much between the two teams and the two boxes,” said Ingram.

“It then comes down to set-pieces, first contacts in our box and not being clinical enough in our box.

“As a team, we need to get a bit nastier in both boxes, having the desire to score and having the desire to stop your man from scoring and that’s been the difference.

“Last year, we prided ourselves on being good at set-pieces, but I think we’ve lost four first contacts in two games and we’ve conceded so it shows how ruthless the Championship is.

“General play, like playing out from the back and getting in the final third, we’ve maybe not been clinical enough but the majority of things, I feel like we’re doing fairly well.

“It is just those fine details we need to address quickly and we know that and hopefully we’ll be able to turn results around.”

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