Hull City manager Grant McCann has backed Huddersfield Town to climb the Championship table, after his side’s 3-0 defeat at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Huddersfield recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon – thanks to goals from Karlan Grant, Juninho Bacuna and Elias Kachunga.
After a poor start to the season, Huddersfield are starting to build some momentum and are now unbeaten in their last three matches under new manager Danny Cowley.
After the game on Saturday, Hull boss McCann spoke very highly of Huddersfield and backed them to start climbing the table – although he also admitted that he was disappointed with his side’s display at the John Smith’s Stadium.
“I felt that the result was coming because we were off it from the first minute and were lucky to be 0-0 at the break,” said McCann, as quoted by Examiner Live.
“But sometimes you have to give the opposition credit, they were better than us and we have to hold our hands up and learn from it.
“If you drop your standards in this league then you will get punished, and that’s what happened.
“I said during the week that Huddersfield will climb this league, and I am sure they will. They showed they are a good side and they were better than us on the day.”
Huddersfield have picked up eight points from their opening eleven league matches and are now outside of the relegation on goals scored.
I think McCann could be right. It was a massive win for Huddersfield yesterday and it will give the players a huge boost going into their next few matches.
Cowley is a good manager and even though he lost his first two matches in charge, he seems to have been able to get the best out of the players so far. I think he’s got what it takes to turn things around at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Huddersfield’s next few matches are all against sides currently in the bottom half of the table, so if they can continue their momentum after the international break and pick up a few wins, they’ve got a real opportunity to start climbing the table and get their season back on track.