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McCann: The Goals Will Return

11 February 2021

Grant McCann is confident the goals will soon start to flow again.

Hull City are the joint-third highest scorers in League One with 41 goals in 27 games, with only Doncaster (42) and Portsmouth (44) netting more.

However, the Tigers have failed to score in their last two matches, against Burton Albion and Lincoln City.

McCann, though, isn’t concerned and believes it is only a matter of time before his team start hitting the back of the net.

“All we can do is go on performance and facts,” said McCann.

“We’re the third highest goalscorers in the league. We’ve created the most opportunities, big chances. We’ve put the most crosses into the box in the league. We know we’re doing something right.

“We’ve got 22 goals between our front three – (Josh) Magennis, (Mallik) Wilks and Keane (Lewis-Potter).

“We’ve got six goals between (Greg) Docherty and (George) Honeyman and we’ve got 19 games to go.

“I feel as if we’re in a good place and got players in good form. Of course, we want Mallik, Keane, Magennis, Honeyman and Doc – people like that – to score more.

“But if we keep creating the chances, keep putting the crosses into the box, keep playing the way we want to play, we’ll be fine.”

No League One team has conceded fewer home goals than the Tigers – seven in 13 matches – but the boss would like to see his side score more at the KCOM.

“We’ve been really good defensively at home,” McCann added.

“We’re the best in the league in terms of not conceding many goals at home. But we know we need to be better going forward at home.

“Home and away, there’s been a bit of a difference in terms of our goals scored. That’s probably down to teams and how they set up against us at home.

“It’s us finding different ways, us finding different areas on the pitch we can overload and try to create opportunities.

“We’re creating opportunities, now it’s about taking those opportunities at home and continuing to play the way we want to play.”


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