Hull City

Marshall Eyeing Home Draw

16 August 2018
David Marshall is keeping his fingers crossed for a home tie in tonight’s Carabao Cup Round Two draw.

The Carabao Cup Round Two draw will take place live on Sky Sports from the Stadium of Light this evening ahead of the final Round One fixture between Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday. Pundits Mick McCarthy and Chris Waddle will conduct the draw from 7pm, with presenter David Prutton overseeing proceedings.

Twenty-six clubs will be in the hat, including the 13 Premier League sides that aren’t involved in European competitions this season, with the Tigers being allocated ball number 10 and Marshall is eager to see Nigel Adkins’ side host whoever their next opponents are at the KCOM Stadium.

“It would be nice to get a home tie and avoid having to travel anywhere midweek,” said Marshall.

“We’re looking forward to the draw and we’ll take anyone we’re given, but obviously we are hoping for that home tie.

“It’s another competition we want to do well in. Obviously, the league takes priority but this Club has enjoyed some decent runs in the Carabao Cup of late and it would nice to do so again this term.”

The Scottish custodian was part of the side that booked the Tigers’ place in the next round in Tuesday night’s penalty shoot-out victory over Sheffield United.

Reflecting on the win Bramall Lane, Marshall added: “It was nice to get that first win of the season under our belts – even if it was on penalties. Considering we got done 4-1 at Bramall Lane in the league last season, it was good to go there and perform how we did.

“We could’ve scored two or three goals on the night, but then we had to dig in at the end as they applied plenty of pressure in the latter stages of the tie. We stuck to the task though, defended well and did enough to go through in the end.

“The draw was probably the fair result on the night but it was us that held our nerve in the shoot-out. All five of our spot-kicks were top drawer and credit to the lads for that.”