Hull City manager Grant McCann has suggested that he can understand the frustration from supporters at the moment but he vowed to continue to fight to turn things around.
McCann is no stranger to pressure from Hull supporters with him having managed to survive despite calls for his sacking when the Tigers were relegated from the Championship in his first campaign in charge of the club.
The Tigers’ promotion from League One last term saw McCann regain some favour with Hull supporters and the hope was that he would be able to prove his worth as a Championship level manager this season.
However, Hull have now suffered eight defeats in their opening 13 league matches of the season following their 2-1 defeat at home to Peterborough United on Wednesday night.
That result saw the Tigers drop back into the relegation zone and they have now managed to win just twice in the Championship since they were promoted from League One.
For the first time this season the atmosphere amongst supporters inside the stadium started to turn on McCann following Hull’s defeat against Peterborough.
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Speaking to BBC Radio Humberside, via Hull Live, McCann did accept the frustrations of supporters inside the stadium following the defeat against Peterborough. However, he also insisted he would fight to try and turn things around.
He said: “I understand their frustrations, I really do. I feel it as well, the players feel it, and we’re disappointed to be coming in losing the game, so I get it.
“The supporters pay their hard earned money to vent their frustrations and I understand that, I can’t control that.
“All I can do is try and control the team and get them to win games and at the minute we’re not doing it so that’s why the frustration is there from everyone.
“We’ve been in dark times, we’ve been in high times and at the minute we’re in a bit of a low time and we need to find a way out of it.”
If any manager can survive a period like this at Hull then it is McCann. After all, he has already been through this sort of situation before in his first season in charge and still managed to keep his job.
However, there is only so long that McCann will be able to survive for if the Tigers continue to struggle for results and consistency in their performances this season.
A tally of just two wins and nine points from their first 13 games is rightly leaving him being questioned at the moment.
It seemed like the Peterborough game was a major chance for McCann to earn some breathing room by pulling them away from the bottom three by securing all three points.
However, after missing that chance, the pressure is going to be on them a lot over the next few weeks.
Considering the backing he has had at Hull so far by the club’s hierarchy, it is difficult to know whether McCann is in major danger at the moment but what is clear is that the Tigers have to do more to get out of trouble.