Hull City boss Grant McCann looking to recruit

HULL CITY manager Grant McCann is still looking to strengthen even though his side have won both their League One openers and have a Carabao Cup second round tie against Premier League opposition to look forward to this week.

Hull City manager Grant McCann.
Hull City manager Grant McCann.

Bouncing straight back into the Championship is the priority for the Tigers rather than the Cup tie at West Ham United and a reunion with former star striker Jarrod Bowen.

McCann knows he will need an even bigger squad if they are to achieve that aim.

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Home debutant substitute Thomas Mayer’s cross after 81 minutes teed up Mallik Wilks for a diving headed goal from just outside the six-yard area to give Hull victory over Crewe.

McCann said: “It was a bit of a scrappy game, if I’m honest. We were not as good as we have been but we dug deep after the game (against Leeds) in midweek. That’s three wins in a row and two clean sheets in the league now, which is very pleasing.

“We stuck to our task and we can be better going forward. We had to dig deep in the second half.

“I’d like to add another player but I’m pleased with the different sorts of players we’ve got at that front end of the pitch.

“The amount of games we’re having in such a short space of time means it is hard to even think about signing players because it’s just game after game.”

Defeat was a touch harsh on Crewe, who created the better chances throughout the game.

Wilks should still have given Hull an early lead when his point-blank-range shot was smothered by Will Jaaskelainen.

Hull City: Ingram, Emmanuel, Burke, De Wijs, Elder, Docherty, Honeyman; Smallwood, Wilks, Magennis (Scott 64); Lewis-Potter (Mayer 64). Unused substitutes: Long, Coyle, Batty, Alfie Jones, Callum Jones.

Crewe: Jaaskelainen, Ng, Beckles, Offord, Pickering; Murphy (Zanzala 87), Wintle, Finney (Ainley 78); Dale (Lundstram 84), Mandron, Kirk. Unused substitutes: Richards, Lancashire, Sass-Davies, Johnson.

Referee: B Toner (Lancashire).

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