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Belief In The Process Has Been Key - McCann

29 April 2021

Head Coach Grant McCann feels that a strong collective belief in the process and playing style has been a key factor in Hull City’s promotion success this season.

The Tigers booked their place back in the Sky Bet Championship with a win at Lincoln City last weekend, with McCann’s men currently on an impressive 13-match unbeaten run that stretches back to late February, and he says he couldn’t be any more proud of the way everybody has gone about their business.

“We’ve believed in what we’re doing,” said McCann.

“We’ve believed in the process, our playing style and the way we play doesn’t change although we have ways of manipulating the game if we need to. We recruit to that. It’s pleasing when it all comes together.

“The front three – Mallik (Wilks), Josh (Magennis) and Keano (Lewis-Potter) – they’ve all got into double figures for goals and that is the first time that has happened here since 2003/04 when Stuart Elliott, Ben Burgess and Danny Allsopp scored 47 between them. I played with Stuart and he was some player, but this season’s front three have bettered that figure and that in itself tells you everything about the season. I couldn’t be any more proud of all of the boys and the staff.”

And McCann has again reiterated his desire to round the season off by lifting the League One title. The Tigers go into their final two games of the campaign with a three-point advantage at the top.

“It’s one thing getting promoted, but winning a title is a different kettle of fish,” he continued.

“We know we’ve got a strong challenge from Peterborough United but we’ll be giving everything we have got to get the job done. There’s an excitement attached to it and the players are relishing it, as they’ve relished the challenge of the whole season. We’ve got the first bit done by getting back to the Championship, so the second bit is to try and win the league.”


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