No sooner had Hull City arrived back in east Yorkshire during the early hours of Wednesday morning, they were planning their trip back to England's south west.

Tuesday night's impressive 3-1 comeback win at Bristol Rovers ensured there was no lasting hangover from the weekend defeat to Peterborough, and with a mini-break from League One action to come after Saturday's trip to Swindon Town, boss Grant McCann and his players will be hoping for another maximum return on the road.

Here, we preview the 3pm kick-off at the County Ground:

Pre-match opinion…

There must surely have been a collective gasp across the city of Hull

As fans tuned into the radio, logged on to iFollow or followed Hull Live’s coverage, few would have expected things to start quite to badly for the Tigers.

Both benches had barely sat down after their trek across the Memorial Ground pitch to the technical areas, before James Daly was taking advantage of a collective defensive mess to power Rovers in front.

It had the feeling of Fleetwood all over again, and for those who still haven't erased from their memory - the feeling of last season.

While it took the team a good 20 minutes or so to clear their throats and find a voice in the game, once they did, City took control and rarely looked back.

A 3-1 victory was warranted given the level of control they assumed for long parts of the game, and just as they did at Rochdale 10 days or so prior, the memory of a tough defeat was banished with three goals on the road.

I think most would agree that losing to Peterborough was harsh, but a much-needed lesson in taking your chances, and once again, questions of McCann and his players were asked (McCann mainly).

And once again, they responded in style.

The challenge now, for City, after a busy schedule is to go and do it again – Tuesday night’s win will count for little if they pick up nothing at the County Ground, and with a little break from League One action to come after this weekend, City can turn their attentions to the FA Cup knowing their form in the bread and butter is ticking along nicely.

Swindon usually relish matches against the bigger sides and their fans certainly get behind them, but as we know, the situation this time around is somewhat different and what would usually be difficult atmosphere won’t be so this time around.

With five defeats in their opening seven and a squad that hasn’t played for a couple of weeks due to coronavirus, you feel McCann’s men couldn’t wish for a better time to play the Robins.

We'll only know if it was a good time to play them at about ten to five on Saturday afternoon.

Prediction: Robins 2-4 Tigers

Hull City's George Honeyman hugs Keane Lewis-Potter after he scored the match winner

Hull City secured three points in dramatic fashion with a 3-1 win at Bristol Rovers after coming from a goal down to move second in the League One standings.

City fell behind early on at the Memorial Stadium after James Daly's strike for the hosts but the Tigers came back in the second half courtesy of goals from Keane Lewis-Potter, Regan Slater and Tom Eaves.

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Swindon team news…

The Robins’ last outing came on October 20, a 2-1 defeat at Northampton. Since then their games against Accrington and Oxford have been called off.

A number of players and staff had tested positive for coronavirus, while boss Richie Wellens tested negative, but was forced to self-isolate.

Toby Holland, Tommy Wright, Noel Hunt and goalkeeping coach Steve Mildenhall were all confirmed to have had Covid, while Jordan Stevens went into quarantine having shared a car with Holland.

Quite how their starting XI will look remains to be seen.

Hull City team news…

Aside of Lewie Coyle, the Tigers have a full strength squad to pick for at the County Ground, with no injuries reported following Tuesday night.

Tom Eaves is pushing for a start after his fourth appearance off the bench saw him score City’s third goal, while James Scott is back in contention after recovering from his latest injury setback.

From the boss…

“Given the schedule, the group is going to have to be looked at and see who is freshest to play, especially for this game on Saturday at Swindon," Grant McCann said at his pre-match press conference.

“It’s been relentless, for everybody, not just us and we’ve got a really good squad here.

“We know whoever we put in the team can do a job for us just as well as those in the team.

“They’re on their toes. There’s no tiredness, anyone feeling down in the dumps, everybody wants to play and that’s the pleasing thing, we’ve also got to be mindful that these games have been coming really fast.

“We have to make sure we pick a fresh team on Saturday.”

The key battle - Paul Caddis vs Keane Lewis-Potter

Defender Caddis is an experienced campaigner and will no doubt relish the chance to face up to City's teenage sensational.

Fresh from his goal at Bristol Rovers, Lewis-Potter will be brimming with confidence and a battle between those two will be one to watch.

Swindon Town overview

The Robins were promoted from League Two last season as champions, following a decision to bring a halt to the season, pipping Crewe.

So far this season, their form has yet to reach the heights of last term, but owing to the pandemic, Richie Wellen’s side have played a couple less than most others in the league.

Swindon come into the game third-bottom with two wins from those seven games, having been beaten five times.

Their two league wins this term have both come at the County Ground, beating Rochdale and Burton Albion, while losing their last two on home soil to AFC Wimbledon and Sunderland, and while in normal non-Covid circumstances they'd be relishing facing City, you wonder if that's the case right now.

In facing Town, City will complete the set of facing each of the newly-promoted sides in the opening 10 games.

Betting

City are priced at 11/10 to return to Yorkshire with three points, according to The Pools, while a home victory is available at 11/5, the draw is on offer at 5/2.

Given that the Tigers have bagged three goals in their last two away games, you can get 11/2 on them doing that again, or 11/1 on City netting four or more.

A 1-0 victory to McCann's men is 6/1, with a 3-0 success 18/1.