Hull City

Magennis: Home Win Will Count For Little At Deepdale

21 February 2020
Josh Magennis insists Hull City’s biggest win of the season so far will count for nothing when they renew rivalries with Preston North End at the weekend.

The Tigers produced one of their best performances of 2019/20 to register an emphatic 4-0 victory over North End at the KCOM Stadium back in November. Magennis was on the scoresheet that night as Grant McCann’s men produced a rampant display to claim all three points.

However, Alex Neil’s side host the Tigers on Saturday boasting the joint-best home record in the second tier having registered 33 points from 17 games and head into the clash with just one defeat in their last seven games.

While under no illusions about the challenge facing him and his team-mates, the Northern Ireland international says they will head to Deepdale targeting a return to winning ways.

“We’re going to Preston on Saturday for what will be a tough, tough test,” he said.

“They’ve got the joint best home record in the league and are flying at the minute with just one defeat in their last seven.

“We know it’s down to us to go there and try to cause an upset. To do that, we’ve got to be tight at both ends of the pitch.

“Preston are a physical team with a lot of pace upfront. We managed to beat them 4-0 at home in the first game against them this season but that won’t count for much at the weekend.

“It will be a completely different game. We just have to go there and look to ruffle a few feathers. Whoever is selected by the gaffer, hopefully we – as a team – can stamp our authority on the game right from the off.”