I think everyone would agree with me in saying that Hull City’s performances of late have been pretty shocking – that’s like saying water is wet and Leeds United are not a big club.
So what better way to get back into form than on home soil against Ipswich Town. Mick McCarthy’s side’s form has been up and down recently, winning only 2 of their last 6, including a brilliant 3-0 home win against Preston before the international break.
However, their away form isn’t great. They have only won 1 away game out of their last 6, which came in a 2-1 win at Burton Albion. This should give City some confidence going into the game, knowing that a good 90 minute performance stands them in good stead of getting the all important 3 points. That’s easier said than done though.
The Tractor Boys welcome back some key players for Saturdays game, with influential midfielder Cole Skuse returning after a shin injury picked up in the last game and Emyr Huws returning after an Achilles injury. City on the other hand welcome back midfielder Evandro from a long injury lay off, after he played in a behind closed doors game against Bradford during the international break.
Mick McCarthy has built a decent squad, with dangermen including ex-Tiger Martyn Waghorn, Joe Garner and Teddy Bishop. Waghorn has a good record this season, scoring 8 goals from only 12 shots on target. Not a bad conversion rate that. Joe Garner has a fair reputation in the football league having played for Preston, Forest, Blackburn, Carlisle, Scunny, Watford, Huddersfield, and Rangers in the SPL. He always scores goals wherever he goes, so he is one City will have to watch for on Saturday.
City have an extremely good record against Ipswich, winning 4 of the last 5, with the 5th being a 2-2 draw. At the start of the season, this would be a game that city would have picked out to get 3 points from, so the game has become even more important giving how the season has gone so far.
City have looked good for parts of games, but need to start stringing out 90 minute performances if they want to avoid being in a relegation battle. But, as ever, get behind the team, and cheer the lads on to victory.