Hull City have endured a pretty inconsistent campaign so far and that isn’t likely to alter given the problems with their injury crisis.
The Tigers will be hoping that an elusive three points isn’t far away after being without a win in eight games.
The likes of Leo Da Silva Lopes and new signing Marcus Maddison have been the shining lights in a dull period for the Tigers.
After Jarrod Bowen’s scintillating performances dragged Hull City into a potential play-off charge, his departure soon dashed those hopes.
This means that picking Hull City’s player of the season is potentially tough, a tricky decision for fans and officials at the club.
Here’s the FIVE best Hull City players this season, according to WhoScored…
5) Kevin Stewart (6.95)
Kevin Stewart has been injured since late November, however it isn’t surprising to see him make the list due to his consistent midfield displays.
Whilst he has played far less games than the other midfielders, Stewart still tops the WhoScored charts for highest average tackles per game with 4.
Stewart made a return to McCann’s first team squad in Hull’s 4-4 draw against Swansea as an unused substitute, though you suspect it won’t be long before he makes a return to City’s midfield.
4) Matthew Pennington (7.00)
The on-loan Everton defender struggled to break into Hull’s defence in the early part of the season.
But injuries to key defensive players saw Pennington rewarded with a chance, he took that chance for a brief period then sustained an injury himself.
Whilst Pennington hasn’t played as much as he would have desired, it isn’t a surprise to see the 25-year-old make the list, a recognition of his consistent performances.
3) Jordy De Wijs (7.07)
It is no coincidence that since Jordy De Wijs sustained an injury in early January that Hull City have fallen from being on the brink of the play-offs to the brink of a relegation battle.
The Dutch centre back is the leader that Hull’s back line has missed recently; his ability to win aerial duels (4) and tackles (1.7) per game makes him a highly regarded figure in the squad.
An average rating of 7.07 is impressive, whilst the return of the defender could the difference between finishing in top half or bottom half of the table
2) Brandon Fleming (7.08)
A surprising inclusion into the list with an impressive rating of 7.08, Brandon Fleming has only played four Championship games for the Tigers this season.
The 19-year-old was loaned out to Bolton Wanderers in January, however, consistent performances in the cup and the second division early on in the season highlights the youngster’s promise.
Whilst Fleming has been limited to action under McCann, he assisted Jon Toral in the Carabao Cup in their 3-0 win over Tranmere.
1) Jarrod Bowen (7.35)
The inclusion of Jarrod Bowen in the top spot of this list comes as no surprise to anyone associated with Hull City or the Championship.
Hull’s former star man played his way to the Premier League with his excellent goal scoring ratio, already netting 16 Championship goals before his departure.
Despite departing on Deadline Day, his average rating of 7.35 places him in 8th position in the whole of the division. Bowen is in good company with Eberechi Eze and Said Benrahma, two players you expect will be playing Premier League football sooner rather than later.