Grant McCann feels the pace in Hull City’s attacking unit has the potential to frighten defenders in League One over the next few months, following the addition of Gavin Whyte.
Since his loan move from Cardiff City last week, Whyte has played twice for the Tigers scoring one and being involved in another as he looks play regular football under head coach Grant McCann, something he wasn’t getting in South Wales prior to Neil Harris’ sacking.
Whyte’s pace already compliments the speed of Mallik Wilks and Keane Lewis-Potter, who caused no shortage of problems for Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night, and ahead of Saturday’s tantalising trip to Portsmouth, McCann feels the Northern Irish winger will only get sharper as his stay at the KCOM Stadium progresses.
“It’s been a good start from Gavin, he hasn’t played many games this season at Cardiff, so we’ve got to be mindful of that,” McCann said.
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Whyte, whose loan move to the Tigers will not be impacted by the change of manager at the Cardiff City Stadium this week has played just seven times in the Championship this season, but has shown glimpses of his quality in the draw with Blackpool and win against Accrington in midweek.
“He’s gone Saturday against Blackpool, I thought he probably could have had a couple of assists in the game - in the first half when he’s put the ball across and somebody should have tapped it in and in the second half he’s been involved in a goal, he’s looked dangerous again.
“On Tuesday night, probably not as effective as he was against Blackpool but scored in the game.
“He’s a threat, he’s so quick.
“We get stats after the game about how quick players have run and he’s right up there at the top of them.
“We’ve got threats now on either side and it’s nice to see players that can run with pace because it scares the life out of people, we feel as if we’ve got good pace up there now.”