Former Hull City midfielder Keith Andrews has claimed in an interview with the EFL Podcast that his old side have put themselves in a strong position to achieve promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt.
The Tigers are on a brilliant run of form at present after winning five in a row in League One and currently sit top of the standings with just over 10 games left to play.
Recent victories over fellow promotion chasers Peterborough and Oxford United have now put Grant McCann’s side six points clear at the summit, however it is worth noting that second place Posh do have three games in hand on the leaders.
However this hasn’t stopped Andrews from talking up the club’s chances of going up, with the now pundit stating the following:
“Its five games in a row they’ve won with four cleans sheets in that time.
“They are defensively sound and Grant McCann has options at the top end of the pitch, Josh Magennis was on the bench on Saturday with Mallik Wilks playing in the false nine.
“They are playing very well.
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“Points on the board is always a bonus, it really is.
“Having to play less games in this condensed period is probably the best way forward, especially when you look at that little bit of a buffer they’ve got between themselves and Peterborough, which is six points.
“They are ticking along very nicely and it’s all for the teams below them to do.”
The East Yorkshire club are next back in action on Saturday as they travel to Shrewsbury Town in search of yet another victory as they seek to strengthen their grip on top spot ahead of the run in.
I have to agree with Andrews here, Hull look like one of the teams to beat as this promotion race heads to the wire and I fully believe that they’ll be one of the sides which goes up to the Championship this season.
The strength in depth that they have for this level is far superior to a lot of the teams around them and I think it will only stand them in good stead as they look to manage their remaining fixtures.
If the likes of Wilks, Magennis and Keane Lewis-Potter continue to fire on all cylinders, I struggle to see them finish outside of the top two.
With games still to play against some of the division’s so called ‘lesser’ sides, I think the Tigers have a great chance to close in on their objective over the coming weeks.