Former Championship manager Ian Holloway has urged Hull City supporters to have more belief in Grant McCann’s side, after the Tigers made it four successive wins on Saturday by beating Millwall 2-1.

Having won just twice in their opening 16 games, losing 11 and drawing three, City have recorded victories over Barnsley, Birmingham City, Cardiff City and now the Lions to move from three points adrift of safety to five points clear.

Supporters had been calling for McCann’s head during defeats away at Luton Town and at home to Coventry, but that intense pressure on the Northern Irishman has eased somewhat during a month which has seen them lose just once at promotion hopefuls West Brom.

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George Honeyman’s first-half header on his 100th appearance was cancelled out by Tom Bradshaw’s finish right on the cusp of half-time, before the influential Josh Magennis’ shot could only be directed into the path of Ryan Longman by goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski to crash into the net.

Honeyman’s goal was his third goal in four games and his influence cannot be underestimated, says the Bristolian, and suggests the club’s faith in McCann is once again being rewarded.

“That’s because he is the Honeyman”, joked Holloway during the EFL show on Quest.

“I’ve been saying that they’ve played some wonderful football but didn’t really have it up front.

“Grant McCann has been more in and more out with his fans than the Hokey Cokey and it gets on my nerves. They play wonderful football and now they’re getting their rewards, so well done Grant."

Holloway believes McCann has been rewarded for his determination in retaining his belief in a style of play which saw the Tigers earn promotion from League One last term.

“He doesn’t streak, Grant doesn’t streak in the way that they play," Holloway continued.

“It will come if you believe, is there any chance of a bit of belief from some of these supporters?”

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