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McCann expecting an entertaining encounter

23 October 2020

Grant McCann is expecting an entertaining encounter when Peterborough visit the KCOM Stadium this weekend.

Hull City sit top of League One with six wins in seven, three points ahead of fourth-placed Posh, who have won their last four.

The Tigers and Peterborough are the division’s fourth and joint-fifth highest scoring teams respectively.

And McCann says supporters can expect to see plenty of attacking intent from both sides.

“Peterborough want to be on the front foot and play attacking football – they’d rather win 4-3 than 1-0,” said McCann.

“They’ve got a good front four – Siriki Dembele, Jonson Clarke-Harris, Sammie Szmodics and Joe Ward are dangerous – but we’ve got players who can hurt them too.

“I think it’s going to be a really open game because we’ll be similar. We want to be on the front foot and we want to be attacking.

“Both teams want to play in the right way. Whoever takes their chances on the day will win the game.

“It’s going to be a good footballing game.”

The Tigers’ first three home games have all been tight affairs, each decided by a 1-0 scoreline, but McCann believes tomorrow’s match will be a more open contest.

“The three home games we’ve had – Crewe, Plymouth and AFC Wimbledon – our opponents have sat back when we’ve had the ball and made it hard for us to break them down,” McCann added.

‘I don’t think this game is going to be like that – it’s not in the Peterborough DNA.

“They’ll want to come and attack us and be really aggressive against us. Hopefully that opens up the game and we can hurt them at the other end.”


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