After the dismal 3-2 defeat to Bristol City last weekend having been 2-0 up was surely going to be the final straw for Leonid Slutsky, who even himself said that he considered resigning from his seat but here we are, and Slutsky will take the Tigers to Hillsborough to take on a tricky Sheffield Wednesday side.
Wednesday have had a really topsy turvy season so far, with Carlos’ dream drifting away by the game. The South Yorkshire outfit haven’t managed to string a run of results together so far, with a couple of good wins followed by a disappointing draw or defeat. They are however unbeaten in their last 6, with City not mustering a win in their last 6, so this game could really go either way. Past meetings between the sides in the last few years have been draws, with the anomaly being a 1-0 win for city in that 2016 play off final.
Their squad though is full of quality, and is worthy of beating any side on their day, with the likes of top scorer Gary Hooper and the tricky Scottish star Barry Bannan, who can run rings around teams and make goals from absolutely nowhere. With City’s recent shambolic defending, they are going to have to buck their ideas up to avoid defeat today.
City are just so desperate for a win against one of their closest rivals, so Slutsky must be more offensive and take a risk because another loss would see them go 21st should Birmingham beat Wolves on Monday night. This is extremely poor considering that this is a recently relegated club who have good ambitions, yet the ambition now is to stay in the division! A win for city however can take them as high as 18th, 7 points above the relegation zone, which would be a lot more comfortable.
Saying this, I really don’t believe Slutsky has long left in his reign over Hull City, and another defeat today could break the last straw off the camel’s back.