Hull boss McCann admits Luton were much better than his Tigers side

James Collins stretches for the ball in Saturday's 1-0 win at HullJames Collins stretches for the ball in Saturday's 1-0 win at Hull
James Collins stretches for the ball in Saturday's 1-0 win at Hull
City chief looking for a 'miracle' to stay in the Championship

Hull boss Grant McCann conceded that Luton were simply too good for his side during the Hatters’ crucial 1-0 win at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

An even first half saw neither goalkeeper really stretched, but that was to change in the second period, with Town grasping control.

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They had a number of efforts and should have taken the lead before Kazenga LuaLua popped up with five minutes to go and earn a crucial three points for Nathan Jones’ side.

An under pressure McCann, whose Hull side slipped to the bottom of the table after Barnsley beat Nottingham Forest yesterday, said: “First half I thought we were okay, we had a couple of half chances.

"I didn't think there was much in the game, but I thought we maybe edged it slightly.

"Second half they were much better than us, there's no point me sugar coating it really, they were much better.

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"They won more second balls, looked more dangerous, we just didn't get going again and that's been a frustration for us for a long time now.

“The mood's not good, we're all hurt, we're all disappointed, but we've got to try and pick the boys up now."

McCann takes his Hull side, who were challenging for the play-offs back in January, to Cardiff on Wednesday for their final game.

They are now firm favouites to go down, three points adrift of safety and with a -27 goal difference as McCann added: "We're on the brink, we need a miracle.

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"We need to win at Cardiff and hope results elsewhere go our way.”

"It's a slight chance we have got. First and foremost we have got to win and judging by our form since the middle of January, everyone will tell you we have zero chance.

“We have to keep that belief but we are still relying on others. For the first time this season it isn't in our hands and that is our own fault.

"We just haven't been good enough on the pitch. We are just not winning games.

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"From the end of January onwards, we have been really poor in every single performance.

"I can only focus on my job. There is a bigger picture here and a bigger plan.

"Until I am told otherwise, I am focused on trying to regroup my thoughts."

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