Hull have made a brilliant start to the League One campaign following their relegation, and sit top of the league after six matches.
The midweek victory over AFC Wimbledon means the Tigers have now matched their number of league victories in their previous seven games compared to their final 29 in the Championship – collecting 18 points from a possible 21 available.
Grant McCann’s men now face perhaps their toughest test of the season when fourth-place Peterborough United travel to the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.
However, it isn’t all good news for McCann, who’ll be without midfielder Lewie Coyle, after scans on the shoulder injury he suffered Wimbledon on Tuesday showed a tear in his ligaments, which has ruled the defender out for up to six weeks.
The injury forced Coyle to hobble off just 30 minutes into his League One debut, and will see him to miss a number of crucial fixtures for the Tigers.
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Coyle has featured just three times for Hull since making the summer switch from Fleetwood – the other two coming in the EFL Cup games against Leeds and West Ham – and City fans were understandably frustrated at the timescale of the problem.
Have a look at some of their best reactions below:
What a blow for him hopefully you come back fitter and stronger ready for the long fight. Back to the champions
— Andrew Barnett (@AndrewB53488241) October 22, 2020
Such a shame and gutted he couldn't do 90 on his league debut
— Joe Williams 🎗 (@hotpantsswe6) October 22, 2020
It looked awful. Get well soon Lewie.
— Mx (@mandywakex) October 22, 2020
Gutted for him
— Dylan🎗 (@DylanFowler2003) October 22, 2020
it aint as long as i thought it would be get better soon @LewieCoyle
— Thomas Thornton🎗️ (@Tom_Hcafc) October 22, 2020
Speedy recovery @LewieCoyle from everyone at Hull & East Yorkshire Powerchair Football Club ❤️
— Hull & East Yorkshire Powerchair Football Club (@ERElectricEels) October 22, 2020
Ouch… Get well soon Lewie!
— Hull.Today (@HullDotToday) October 22, 2020
— Jamie Turnbull (@ThatjamieT) October 22, 2020