Hull City

McCann Confident Goals Will Return

27 June 2020
Grant McCann is confident that his Hull City side will rediscover their scoring touch in the end of season run-in.

The Tigers were amongst the Championship’s highest scorers at the turn of the year, but have scored just nine goals in their last twelve league outings.

It’s a statistic that needs to improve in order to help McCann’s side secure the Club’s second-tier status and the Head Coach has spoken of his belief that the goals will soon begin to flow once again.

“I believe in the way I play,” he said. “I’ve played that way for the last three years and I know that my teams score goals in the formation.

“I think if you look at the teams I’ve managed in the past three of four years, they’ve always scored a lot of goals.

“If you look at us up until January time – we were one of the highest scorers in the league playing in the formation we do.

“After that, we were unfortunate to pick up something like 10-12 injuries and lost one or two of our best players, which meant we had to start again and try to get others creating and scoring goals.

“We’re getting into areas to create chances but the quality needs to go up in the final third. We need to be a bit more selfish, ruthless and make sure the final ball is right.

“We’ve got two forwards in (Tom) Eaves and (Josh) Magennis who like crosses and balls coming into the box. And when we get up there, we can’t disappoint them. We need to make sure we deliver a telling ball into the danger area.

“We also need to get more bodies in and around the box as well and we’ve been working hard on that this week. We’ve pin-pointed areas where we think we can hurt Birmingham today. Our preparations have been good throughout the week and now it’s all about executing our game-plan.

“We know what we have to do to stay in this league and it’s about all of us galvanising each other and finding that inner belief and bringing it onto the pitch. Ultimately, that’s where it matters – out on the pitch.”