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Hull City have got off to a relatively inconsistent start to this year’s league campaign under the guidance of Grant McCann at the KCOM Stadium.
The Tigers currently sit 16th in the league table, and will be hoping to get back to winning ways after the international break when they take on QPR on Saturday.
McCann’s side have been heavily reliant on the attacking duo of Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki, who have been their main threat going forward.
Bowen (6) and Grosicki (5) have made direct contributions to eleven goals in total so far this season for the Tigers, but it’s no secret that Hull need someone to take the weight of expectation off of their shoulders as soon as possible.
Tom Eaves scored his first goal for Hull before the international break, in a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday, but it’s fair to say that he hasn’t settled into life at the club as well as he would have hoped for.
One man that will fancy his chances of replacing Hull’s summer signing is Josh Magennis, who has staked a strong claim for a starting spot ahead of their game against Mark Warburton’s side this weekend.
Magennis was on target for Northern Ireland as they were narrowly defeated by the Netherlands in their Euro 2020 qualifier.
His well-placed header saw his side take the lead, before the hosts fought back to take an important three points away from Magennis’ team.
The former Bolton forward hasn’t had much game time for Hull though, having been restricted to just three starts so far in this year’s league campaign.
But his confidence heading back to club football is likely to be there for all to see, and he’s certainly done all he can to prove to Grant McCann that he’s worth of a starting spot against QPR.
Even though it was a mistake from both Daley Blind and Matthijs De Ligt, Magennis still had to do his part and put the ball in the back of the net, and he’ll be hoping to build on this performance when he is next in action.
McCann needs to keep his squad fresh heading towards the hectic festive period, and this could mean that Magennis has more opportunities to impress the Hull City boss in the near future.