Hull City manager Grant McCann is in confident mood ahead of his side’s trip to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest in the Championship tonight.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side have the opportunity to move back into the automatic promotion places with a win. They’ll be desperate to bounce back from their defeat against Wigan Athletic at the weekend.
The Reds haven’t lost on home soil since the opening day of the season against West Bromwich Albion.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Lamouchi make a number of changes for this game. He was criticised for leaving the likes of Lewis Grabban and João Carvalho on the bench at the DW Stadium.
It was a decision which backfired as the Reds produced arguably their worst performance of the season so far against the Latics. They will be desperate to put that right at home tonight.
For that reason, it could be an even tougher test for McCann’s side.
The Tigers have lost their last two games against Huddersfield Town and Queens Park Rangers, conceding six goals in the process. That will give the Reds hope that they can quickly get back to winning ways.
However, McCann does have the likes of Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki at his disposal. On their day, they can be a handful for any side in this division.
Speaking to HullLive ahead of tonight’s contest, McCann said: “It’ll be tough, like every game in the Championship.
“Every away game is difficult in this division but we’ll embrace the challenge and look forward to it.
“We shouldn’t get too down because the next win is around the corner.”
It wouldn’t be a surprise if McCann sets his side up fairly defensively for tonight’s game. Having conceded six goals in their last two matches, the priority for the 39-year-old will be making his side hard to beat.
With the likes of Bowen and Grosicki in his side, they always have the ability to find the back of the net at any point.
That being said, it’ll be difficult for the Tigers to keep Forest quiet.
They failed to score for the first time this season against the Latics at the weekend. It’s unlikely that they’ll fail to score for a second game in a row.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see who comes out on top at the City Ground in another intriguing Championship contest.