Hull City

McCann: Our Home Form Will Be Key

19 August 2019
Grant McCann has called on his Hull City side to turn the KCOM Stadium into a fortress this season.

The Tigers made a winning start to their home campaign ten days ago when first-half goals from Jarrod Bowen and Jackson Irvine secured a 2-1 victory over Reading.

McCann’s men will look to build on that result with back-to-back games at the KCOM in the next five days as Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City make the trip to East Yorkshire on Tuesday night and Saturday respectively.

And the Tigers’ Head Coach is under no illusions about how important his team’s form in front of their own fans will be throughout the 2019/20 season.

“With the aspirations we have this season – challenging for a top-six spot – our home form is going to be key for us,” he said.

“We have to believe in ourselves and we have to make sure the KCOM Stadium is such a tough place for any side to come to.

“It’s almost like someone trying to break into your house. That’s the way I see our home form.

“You wouldn’t let someone come into your house and take your belongings and that’s what it’s got to be like at the KCOM for us throughout the season.”

Reflecting more on the challenge the Tigers will face against Tony Mowbray’s side tomorrow night, McCann continued: “Tony’s teams are always – historically – good footballing teams, so I think it will be a good game of football.

“First and foremost, we’re going to have to be defensively sound and switched on because they’ve got players that can hurt you in the attacking third of the pitch.

“But, like I always say, our focus is firmly on ourselves. We’ll make sure we get our game-plan right and hopefully, that will be enough to get us another good win on home soil.”