After winning promotion a fortnight ago and the League One title last weekend, Grant McCann says the opportunity to set a new club record will be motivation enough for his Hull City players when they take on Charlton Athletic on Sunday.
The Tigers head to The Valley knowing that a win would move them on to 92 points and see the class of 2020/21 put another stamp in the Club’s history books.
“The boys have already broken and set records this season in terms of the number of goals we’ve scored away from home and the number of away wins, so a record points tally is the next one for us to aim for,” said McCann.
“We’ve got an opportunity to get to 92 points, with the Club’s previous best being 90 I believe, so there is a real focus and determination about this group to get there. There’s also that desire to add to our tally of clean sheets and goals, so there’s still plenty to work towards in this last game of the season.
“There has been a real buzz around the training ground and the stadium this week, and the city as a whole to be honest, so we’re really looking forward to the challenge we will face on Sunday. We’ve prepared for the game in the same way that we have done all through the season.
“We know that we’ll be coming up against a Charlton team that has got stronger since Nigel Adkins took charge there and they have their own aspirations of reaching the play-offs. I think that lends itself towards being a really good game. They have to win so the pressure is on them and they will have to come at us, and we know how threatening we can be on the transition. The game plan is set and we’ve prepared well.”
Following Sunday’s game, the squad will be presented with the League One title-winning trophy and McCann says that will be a memorable moment for everybody involved in the season.
“It has been a long week waiting to receive the trophy and so we’re all looking forward to that moment,” continued McCann.
“However, we know there is a job to be done first and that is to try and get another win. Afterwards we can enjoy getting out hands on the Club’s first league title for 55 years, but we really want another win to go with it.”