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McCann pleased with Adelakun's start to his Hull City career

6 October 2020

Grant McCann has been pleased with the start Hakeeb Adelakun has made to his Hull City career – and admits the winger isn’t even fully fit.

The 24-year-old marked his home debut with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle, expertly volleying home Keane Lewis-Potter’s inviting 10th-minute cross.

That match-winning contribution came a week after providing an inch-perfect assist for George Honeyman in the 2-0 win at Northampton in his first appearance in black and amber.

And McCann says fans can expect even more from the Bristol City loanee when he finds full match sharpness.

“It was a great finish from Hakeeb,” said McCann. “It was a tremendous position Keane picked up, something we identified in between the right-sided centre-back and the right wing-back.

“It was a great cross and a great first-time finish from Hakeeb. It’s a good start for him – an assist last week and a goal this week.

“He’s still not up to speed yet; he’s got a bit to do still. You can see the glimpses of his quality and how calm he is on the ball. He’s forming a really good partnership with Josh Emmanuel down that right-hand side.

“He’s probably another week or two weeks away from full fitness. The more games he plays, the better he’ll be.

“I’m really, really pleased with him. He’s started life at Hull City very, very well.”


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