Hull City

Wilks Delighted To Link Up With McCann Again

17 January 2020
New Hull City signing Mallik Wilks is aiming to reproduce the kind of form he showed under Grant McCann last season after joining up with the Head Coach once again.

The 21-year-old attacking player scored 16 goals under McCann during a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers in 2018/19 and he is excited to be linking up with him for a second time, believing that his game will continue to develop following his move to the KCOM Stadium.

“My main aim is to play as many games and score as many goals as I can here,” said Wilks, who has joined the Tigers on loan from Barnsley until the end of the season, with the Club then having the option to make the deal permanent.

“Grant McCann being here was a big factor for me because he helped my game a lot last season at Doncaster. My game improved under him and I just want that to continue here with Hull City now.

“Last season was a good one for me and for Doncaster, and we were a bit unlucky to lose in the play-offs. The form that I was in last season is something I would like to reproduce here. Playing games and scoring goals is what I love to do.”

As well as McCann, Wilks was pleased to see a few other familiar faces as he arrived for his first training session at Cottingham on Friday and he is relishing the challenge ahead during the second half of the season.

“Herbie Kane is here who I played alongside at Doncaster last season,” Wilks continued.

“I know Reece Burke as well, and ‘Batts’ was at Leeds when I was younger so it’s nice to see some familiar faces. That always helps when you come to a new club and they’ve been showing me around the place. It seems like there is a really good group here.

“I know that the aim is to get into the play-off places and that is a challenge I am looking forward to. I really can’t wait to get started.”