Hull City are currently on a big slump as they slip closer and closer to a relegation battle in the business end of the Championship season, but fixtures are somewhat favourable for them in the run-in.
It’s safe to say that Grant McCann has done a steady job since coming into the role at the KCOM Stadium this season, organising the squad and working in very tricky circumstances as key players suffer from injuries or leave the club on transfers.
The January transfer window was not kind to the Tigers as they lost both of their main goal threats in Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki, as they left for West Ham and West Brom respectively. Hull replaced them with Mallik Wilks and Marcus Maddison but the void of 36 goal involvements is extremely hard to replicate in short notice and will take time to cover with their new signings.
Their form has unsurprisingly dipped since the window shut, seeing Hull on 41 points and in 17th place after a winless run in the league stretching back to New Year’s Day.
This run has seen them sit just 10 points off the relegation zone after there were murmurs in earlier months that they could have edged closer to a play-off place if they continued their solid run before the New Year came around.
With 13 games left to play, Hull’s fate is firmly in their hands but they are beginning to look over their shoulders as the slump continues.
The Hull faithful were discussing their current situation on the ‘Hull City Fans Forum’ Facebook group and how they see the rest of their campaign panning out…
City have Barnsley, Middlesbrough, Charlton and Luton at home. As well as Wigan and Stoke Away.
Micheal Pearce “If they win most of them (which are classed as 6-point games), they will be OK.”
Sindia Adam “Get a grip. They won’t win most of them, nor do they need to win most of them. 2/3 wins tops will be more than enough to be safe.”
How much do you know about Hull’s January signings?
Colin Colby: “If.”
Shane Langman: “And if we only win 1 of them, which is more likely, then we’re in trouble unless we draw 5.”
Phil Jebb: “We’ve got lots of players coming back from injury. The new players will have also had time to settle in as well. Any points on Saturday will be a bonus. The Barnsley game next Wednesday is where we need to be looking at getting the points we need.”
Terry Collins: “Football is so easy.”
Neil Huntley: “What’s a win?”
Richard Rooks: “Hopefully getting a few key players back will stop the rot.”
Peter Helsby” “It’s winning them that is the problem.”
Colin Revell: “PNE away on Saturday.”