Grant McCann relishing attacking clash between Hull City and Peterborough United

Hull City manager Grant McCann. Picture: PA.Hull City manager Grant McCann. Picture: PA.
Hull City manager Grant McCann. Picture: PA.
Hull City head coach Grant McCann expects Saturday’s League One showdown with Peterborough United to be an entertaining affair.

The Northern Irishman spent a combined total of seven years playing and later managing the Posh, thus making him something of an expert on the London Road outfit.

He knows that Darren Ferguson’s team will likely come out all guns blazing at the KCOM Stadium tomorrow, and given his own side’s style of play, McCann is anticpating fireworks.

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“The Peterborough philosophy has never changed, it’ll never change while Darragh MacAnthony’s there,” the Tigers chief said.

“They want to play on the front foot, they want to play attacking football. They’d rather win 4-3 than 1-0, which I think is going to make for a really open game because we’ll be similar, we want to be attacking.

“In the three home games that we’ve had, Crewe, Plymouth and Wimbledon have been really defensive and sat back when we’ve had the ball, but I don’t think that this game is going to be like that. It’s not in the Peterborough DNA, they’ll want to come and attack us and be really aggressive.

“They’ve got a good front four. They’re dangerous, of course they are, but so are we. We’ve got players that can hurt them also.

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“It’s going be a good footballing game, both teams want to play in the right way, and whoever takes their chances is going to win.”

City head into their clash with Peterborough top of the League One standings having beaten AFC Wimbledon 1-0 in midweek.

And, while not completely satisfied with the Tigers’performance on Tuesday evening, McCann feels the fact that his players still managed to win the game without being at their best can be interpreted as a big positive.

“I’m not saying that we played badly against Wimbledon, but we weren’t ourselves.

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“The thing that disappointed me was that we got into some really good areas and gave the ball away unnecessarily or our touch was loose or the cross was over-hit.
“These are things that we can get better at, that we can affect.

“We just weren’t anywhere near in terms of what we are in possession, but the other side of the game, I couldn’t knock it.

“The players were giving us everything to keep that clean-sheet and sometimes you’ve got to win ugly when you’re not at your best.”

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