Hull City

McCann Relishing Clash With Championship Leaders

08 November 2019
Grant McCann says Hull City will be looking at ways to hurt current Sky Bet Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion when the two teams meet at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

It’s a game that sees the division’s two form sides going head-to-head with the Tigers having won five of their last eight, including the last three in a row, and Albion having taken 11 points from the last 15 available.

“We’re looking at which areas of the pitch we can hurt West Brom in – when it comes to team selection it’s not about how we stop them, it’s about how we hurt them,” said McCann.

“I’ve seen a lot of Championship games this season and West Brom are probably the best side I’ve seen. They’ve got some very good players with the likes of Livermore and Sawyers in the middle, Diangana, Pereira, Austin, Phillips – players than can hurt you.

“However, so did Fulham, so did Nottingham Forest, so did Sheffield Wednesday and so did Derby, so this is another big chance for us to show the league what we’re about.

“The boys are in good mood but they know this is going to be a tough game. It isn’t a game that is going to determine whether we’ll be challenging at the top end or not – it’s still relatively early in the season.

“We’d love to end this little cycle of games with a win. Our last game before the last international break (at Huddersfield) we were appalling and we’ve spoken to the players about that.

“It’s important that we perform. We have to pick a team that is right to unsettle West Brom and that isn’t going to be easy because they’re top of the league for a reason.”


Tickets for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with West Bromwich Albion (KO 3pm) remain on general sale.

Fans that purchased half-price tickets for last Saturday’s game against Derby can do so again for the visit of the Baggies, with the 50% reduction available until 23.59 today (Friday 8th November).

Here’s how to buy:

Online: Click here and log-in to your ticketing account where your discount will automatically be applied.

Telephone: Call 01482 358418 to buy over the phone.

In Person: Visit Tiger Leisure at the KCOM Stadium to buy in person.

Please note that the extra discount Match Card holders usually benefit from will not be applied to the above prices, although tickets bought will apply towards your six-game discount. Half-price tickets will not be available on the day of the game.