Hull City

McCann Looks Forward To Swansea Test

14 February 2020
Grant McCann wants his Hull City players to start enjoying their football again as they look to turn around a disappointing recent run of form.

The Tigers go into Friday night’s home game against Swansea City looking for a first league win since New Year’s Day and McCann is keen to see the smiles back on the faces of his players.

“I think it’s going to be a good game and I hope that we can play with more confidence than we’ve shown over the last three or four games,” said McCann.

“We want to bring the smile and the enjoyment back and to go out there and express ourselves. We all need to stick together. When results don’t go your way it’s very easy to point fingers and look to put the blame somewhere, but we don’t have that culture here.

“We understand that we haven’t been good enough in our last five or six league games but we have the opportunity to turn it around. We have a young, evolving group that is only going to get better but has suffered a dent in confidence of late, as I think the Club has as a whole given that five or six games ago we were only a point away from the play-off places.

“We have to try and build a bit of momentum. We’re a way behind where we want to be and we have to hold our hands up and say that it’s going to be difficult for us to challenge for that top six now because of recent results. We won’t stop believing, though, and we’ll continue to work at what we’re doing.

“Things change very quickly in the Championship and it’s very unpredictable. You just need to get yourself on one of those runs where you win two or three on the bounce.”

Looking in more detail at Friday night’s opponents, McCann added: “Swansea are a good footballing team and, yes, they’ve had their own struggles with one win from their last seven so something has to give on Friday night.

“I think it will be a good game and we’re in front of the Sky cameras again. We’ll focus on our performance and getting that right, and hopefully some of the boys will get their confidence going again and find a bit more freedom in their play.”