Grant McCann says his side are looking forward to the test of coming up against recently-relegated Sheffield United at the MKM Stadium on Saturday.
The Tigers are aiming to respond to their 2-0 defeat against Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday, while Slavisa Jokanovic’s Blades will be looking to continue their recent goalscoring form.
“We understand it’s going to be a difficult game,” said McCann.
“It’s another tough task for us against a team that’s probably been put together for about £150 to £200 million.
“We worked so hard for this last year.
“We worked hard all season to get to this level and to be able to play against teams like this.
“We want to go and give a good account of ourselves.
“We want to try and play on the front foot and take the game to them.
“I think they’re a team that’s probably expected to win the division.”
The Tigers haven’t come up against the Blades for over two years due to their stint in the Premier League. Although they are currently only one point above the Tigers in the Championship, McCann feels that things are just starting to click for tomorrow’s opponents.
“They’ve maybe started a little bit slowly with a new manager coming in,” McCann added.
“They’re a good team and they’ve shown that over the last couple of games.
“They’ve scored eight goals in their last two games so something is starting to click for them.
“We know that we have to be good in terms of what we do in and out of possession, but we also have to carry a threat.
“We have to be clinical.”