Hull City manager Grant McCann has urged his side to look to past successes as inspiration for tonight’s Carabao Cup clash against Tranmere Rovers.
The Tigers reached the semi-finals of this particular competition two years ago and will be aiming to build upon last Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Reading with another encouraging performance against their League One opponents.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post ahead of the club’s visit to Prenton Park, McCann said: “You want to have a good run.
“At the start of the season when I sat down with the boys, I outlined what we want to achieve. Having a Cup run was one of the things I asked for.
“If it is the League Cup, great. If it is the FA Cup, great.
“If it is both then that is even better.
“We will try and go to Tranmere and get into the next round.
“This club has been used to cup runs, reaching the FA Cup final (in 2014) and things like that.
“It is in the genes.”
With the Tigers boss confirming that he will be making a number of alterations to his side, the likes of Matt Ingram, Ryan Tafazolli, George Honeyman and Josh Magennis may all find themselves in contention to start against Tranmere.
Although Hull will not be at full-strength for their clash tonight, the fact that McCann has spoke so highly about the importance of achieving a good run in the cup competitions suggests that he will be going all out to achieve victory.
Having recently won his first competitive match in charge of the Tigers following his decision to takeover at the KCOM earlier this summer, the 39-year-old will unquestionably be wanting to build some momentum by stringing together a number of positive results.
Therefore, it would not be at all surprising if McCann ends up inspiring his side to an eye-catching win over a Tranmere side who have suffered defeat in both of their fixtures this season.