Grant McCann relishing his Posh date at Hull City

HULL City boss Grant McCann stressed his side need to be at their brilliant best to secure promotion to the Championship.

Hull boss Grant McCann. Picture: PA

The Tigers roared back into the automatic promotion places after Gavin Whyte’s delightful double downed Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers at the KCOM.

And McCann’s men head to Peterborough for a top-of-the-table clash tomorrow night full of confidence after winning three games on the spin without conceding.

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“We just need to make sure that we are at our best and I’m very much looking forward to Tuesday against Peterborough,” stressed McCann.

“That’s three wins in a row now and it’s pleasing to see the reaction after the Ipswich defeat.

“It’s another two goals and pleased to come away with the three points. We’ve got 12 games left – there’s going to be up and downs, twists and turns. We lost to Burton; Peterborough have lost there – all we can do is keep our performances good.”

The Tigers started brightly as Irish defender Josh Magennis nodded wide.

Mallik Wilks made all the running for the opener after defender Cian Harries tried to see the ball out of play.

Wilks won the battle and crossed for Whyte to fire home the opener in the 32nd minute.

Wilks went close to his 20th goal of the season when he steered wide on the stroke of the break. And another sloppy Rovers mistake allowed George Honeyman to tee up Whyte to stab home on the hour mark.

Hull: Ingram, Coyle, Elder, Burke, Jones (Slater, 83), Greaves, Honeyman (Crowley, 74), Whyte (Keane Lewis-Potter, 74), Docherty, Wilks, Magennis (Eaves, 74). Unused substitutes: Long, Emmanuel, Smith.

Bristol Rovers: Day, Leahy, Grant (Upson, 33), Ehmer (Ayunga, 45), Kilgour, Harries (Walker, 69), Williams, Westbrooke, Nicholson (Daly, 69), Hanlan (Baldwin, 69), Rodman. Unused substitutes: van Stappershoef, Martinez.

Referee: S Purkiss (London).

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