Hull City

McCann: A Good Night’s Work

09 July 2019
Grant McCann hailed a ‘good night’s work’ after his Hull City side kicked off their pre-season games programme with a 2-2 draw against Leyton Orient in Marbella.

Goals from Reece Burke and Keane Lewis-Potter weren’t enough to secure a first win for the Tigers’ Head Coach in his opening game in charge after the League Two side twice came from behind to ensure the friendly fixture on Tuesday night finished all square. Nevertheless, McCann was pleased with what he saw from his players.

“I thought the attitude and application of the boys was excellent,” he said.

“It’s been a tough day for them to be fair. We trained this morning and then obviously had the game tonight.

“Everyone involved got 45 minutes under their belt, which we’re very pleased with, and thankfully they all came through it unscathed.

“We’ve picked up no injuries which is always the most important thing in your first game in pre-season. There’s a couple of little knocks but nothing that will keep anybody out of Friday’s match.

“All in all, it was a good night’s work. Throughout the whole game, the boys tried to implement what we’ve been working on with them in training.

“We had some really good moments but the players are still adapting and getting used to how we want to play.

“There’s always going to be teething problems at the start and things that we can work on – that’s to be expected.

“But the more we do it, the more we work with them and the more repetition we have – it will become second nature to them. We’ll be relentless with that.”