Hull City v Northampton Town - Tigers to forget about rivals

WITH their two closest title rivals going head-to-head today, Hull City manager Grant McCann insists his side’s focus is only on themselves.

Joy: Hull City manager Grant McCann celebrates victory with Mallik Wilks. Picture: PA

Hull remained top of League One on Good Friday thanks to a dramatic stoppage-time winner from Mallik Wilks against Crewe Alexandra.

Second-placed Peterborough United and third-placed Sunderland both left it late to win their games and keep the pressure on Hull. Today, the Posh host the Black Cats as McCann’s side play Northampton Town

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“We have just got to take care of our own business, as per normal,” insisted McCann.

“We have got to try and put the disappointment behind us of not taking our chances against Gillingham at home.

“We have got to take the confidence from Crewe into the game against Northampton. Hopefully we can get another three points, which is what we are all craving.”

Hull have won six of their last eight fixtures and are unbeaten since a 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich Town in February.

City won 2-0 in the reverse fixture against Northampton but McCann has warned that a much-improved Town side will be turning up at the KCOM Stadium this afternoon.

“I know they are completely different to when we played them at the start of the season,” he added.

“I watched them against Oxford a couple of weeks back, I thought they were excellent.

“They have got a different shape, different style, different manager and a different philosophy. It is going to be another good football game.”

Last six games: Hull City WDDWWW; Northampton Town WLWLDL

Referee: T Bramall (Sheffield)

Last time: Northampton 0 Hull City 2, September 26, 2020; League One.

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