Hull City

Honeyman Eyeing Starting Role

13 August 2019
George Honeyman is targeting his first start in Hull City colours in tonight’s Carabao Cup First Round tie at Tranmere Rovers.

24-year-old Honeyman – who joined the Club from Sunderland at the beginning of the month – made his debut off the bench in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Reading at the KCOM Stadium, playing the last 11 minutes of the Sky Bet Championship clash at the KCOM Stadium.

The Tigers will be looking to build on that win when they travel to Prenton Park this evening, with Honeyman hoping to get more minutes in black and amber under his belt.

“Obviously we haven’t been told what the team is yet but I’m hoping to be in the side from the off,” he said.

“It’s down the gaffer and the medical staff as to whether or not they think I’m ready to do that. If they think I am, then I’ll be more than happy to make my full debut.

“I only trained twice with the team ahead of the weekend but I was so pleased when the gaffer told me I’d be getting 15-20 minutes against Reading.

“I was really happy to make my debut for the Club and I was delighted for the boys as well, picking up the win and getting the three points.”

Tranmere have endured a frustrating start to life back in the third tier of English football having suffered successive defeats at the hands of Rochdale and Portsmouth, but Honeyman insists the no-one at the Club will be underestimating Micky Mellon’s side going into the tie.

“Tranmere are a team on the up,” he added. “They’ve had back-to-back promotions in the past two seasons, so we know it’s going to be tough.

“We’ve got to be wary of teams like that because they’ll be determined to cause an upset.

“I’ve just come from a season in League One and I know that these teams cannot be underestimated.

“They’ll be top professionals who will give us a tough game. We’ve just got to make sure we’re at the top of our own game because we want to win the game and progress.

“We know we’ve got the quality in the quad but we’ve got to go out and produce a performance worthy of securing out place in the draw for the next round.”