Hull City lost their first game in the Championship since August on Saturday, losing 3-0 away to Huddersfield Town.
Hull were previously unbeaten in their last five fixtures, but three quick fire goals in 14 minutes from Karlan Grant, Juninho Bacuna and Elias Kachunga saw the Tigers fall to a disappointing defeat in this match.
After the match, Hull manager Grant McCann reacted by giving his players an ultimatum by willing them to commit to a successful promotion campaign in the Championship or to risk being put on the transfer list in January.
Speaking in his post match interview, as quoted by Hull Live, McCann said: “I said it during the week that it’s been an okay start but I’ve said to the group that if you’re happy to be sat 14th, 15th, 16th in this league then come and tell me so I can move you on in January. It’s as simple as that. My standards is not that and I need every single one of them with me.
“If I see any standards dropping then they’ll be pulled and they’ll be told. Ultimately it’s my job to find that out.”
Hull’s next fixture is at home to QPR on October 19th and McCann will be looking for a positive reaction from his players following the international break.
The loss to Huddersfield now leaves Hull in 16th position in the Championship and was a complete humbling for a side looking to gather momentum to achieve their target of promotion this season.
The international break will give McCann a chance to evaluate the loss and he will be desperate to get a response out of his players.
His warning shots after the Huddersfield loss highlights McCann’s will to progress this season and will act as a motivation to move into the top half of the table. However, if they are to lose their next few fixtures, Hull could easily see themselves faced drawn into a Championship relegation battle.