Hull City

McLoughlin Targeting Home Debut And Return To Winning Ways

14 February 2020
Sean McLoughlin is eyeing a home debut and a returning to winning ways when the Tigers host Swansea City at the KCOM Stadium this evening.

The 23-year-old, who spent the first half of the season on loan with St Mirren following his summer move from Cork City, has made a solid start to life in black and amber after gaining his first taste of English football in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Reading.

And after back-to-back away games to kick-off his Hull City career, McLoughlin is hoping to experience his first taste of action at the KCOM Stadium against the Swans.

“I’ve had a couple of away games now, so I’m really looking forward to playing in front of our fans at the KCOM Stadium,” he said.

“I’ve seen the great support for our away games, so I know how passionate the fans are. To get out onto the pitch, see the fans, experience the atmosphere and all that sort of stuff.

“I can’t wait to experience playing at the KCOM and, as I say, I’m looking forward to the opportunity – if selected. Hopefully, it will come this evening.”

Grant McCann’s side head into tonight’s clash in HU3 looking to end a six-game winless run, with the Irishman insisting he and his team-mates are in determined mood as they bid to bring an end to what has been a frustrating period.

“There’s a massive determination in the group,” he added. “What recent results have done is to make us even hungrier to experience that winning feeling once again.

“We know it will be tough tonight. Like ourselves, Swansea need a win to turnaround a recent sticky run of form.

“They’re a very good side but, for us, it’s more about focusing on ourselves and what we have to do.

“It doesn’t matter what team are in front of us, we have to impose our own style on the game and control it, especially with us being at home.

“The last few weeks haven’t been great but every team experiences a spell like we are at the moment at some stage throughout a season.

“It’s important that we stay positive and hopefully tonight will prove to be a real turning point for us going into the last few months of the season.”