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Grayson: We know that we can beat anybody

16 April 2021

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the press on Friday morning ahead of his side's trip to the KCOM Stadium to face top of the table, Hull City.

Grayson has seen his side earn maximum points from their last two games, with both of the results ending in a 1-0 scoreline. The most recent took place at Highbury last week when an own goal, forced by a Wes Burns cross, was enough to get the win on the day. Town will be hoping to take this form into their clash against The Tigers on Saturday.

Here's what The Gaffer had to say:

On the games ahead…

"It’s going to be a hard game because of where Hull are in the division. No matter what division you’re in and you come up against the top of the table, who are looking for promotion with three weeks to go, you know that you are in for a difficult game.

“We know that we can beat anybody. We’ve got a group of players who have shown a lot of good attributes over the last few weeks and they will have a burning desire to beat the top of the division.

“We are certainly respectful of what they have done this year, to be top and to have given themselves a strong chance of promotion. Grant [McCann] will be saying to his team that if they win on Saturday, they will be one step closer to being promoted to the Championship so I think that both teams will know that it will be a tough game – for each other.”

On the squad…

“I saw James’ [Hill] quote after the game at the weekend and I loved what he said. It was along the lines of ‘he loves making headers, tackles, and interceptions, and if he misses one of those, he goes home devastated.’

“That isn’t a modern-day defender because most people are judged on how they play out of the back, can they do this and that, but it’s a throwback to the 80s and 90s defenders where you really had to put your bodies on the line. You took more pride in the clean sheet because you’ve managed to keep them out – it’s a great attitude to have.

“If we can have more players with that kind of attitude, like James, Callum [Connolly], Danny [Andrew], [Janoi] Donacien - who came into the team last weekend and put his body on the line - and the likes of the Jordan Rossiter’s of this world, then we are going to have a good opportunity next year to be successful.”

Watch Simon's interview on our iFollow HERE

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