Grant McCann is only too aware of the importance of Hull City recording their first home win of the season when they host Blackpool this evening.

The Seasiders will arrive in east Yorkshire on the back of successive Championship victories away at Middlesbrough – City’s opponents on Saturday – and on home turf over Barnsley at the weekend.

McCann would give his right arm to have two home victories to his name like this evening’s opponents, and with his side sitting second bottom of the table and without a win in eight league games, the pressure is mounting after Saturday’s 2-0b defeat at Stoke City.

“All we can do is try to rally the boys, we’ve got another game and it’s good that we’ve got another game coming on Tuesday to try and put it right, we’ve got to be ready for it,” he said.

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In their four league home games so far, City have lost three and drawn one with their solitary goal coming in last Saturday’s 3-1 home loss to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

McCann’s men remain the only side in the division yet to lead for a single minute at home this term, and their long-suffering supporters have not seen a victory in the flesh at the MKM Stadium since December 2019, a run McCann is desperate to end.

“We’ve been disappointing in terms of our home form as we’ve shown already, this is an opportunity to firstly try and pick a few points up on Tuesday night against Blackpool,” the Ulsterman said.

“Blackpool are a good team, they’re well managed and it’s going to be another tough game against a team which came up with us last season from League One.

“Our aim is to take the three points in that game but we understand it’s going to be a difficult task, we’ve got to make sure we’re mentally and tactically prepared for it.”