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POYA ASBAGHI ON TIGERS CLASH

21 February 2022

The Head Coach looks ahead to Tuesday night's trip to Humberside.

PLAYER AVAILABILITY

"Amine Bassi is looking better. He will be back in the squad for tomorrow. Liam Kitching and Aaron Leya Iseka are definitely out.

"In terms of Kitching, I've not given up hope that he'll be involved at the weekend, but Aaron will be a little bit longer.

"We didn't pick up any serious injuries at Coventry, it's more about the tight schedule and I don't think certain players will be able to play another 90 minutes. But let's see tomorrow night."

THE RETURN OF CALLUM BRITTAIN

"It was good to have him back. He's an important player, a good player and a big character in the team. But again, we have to be careful with him, having only just returned in terms of whether he can do 90 minutes."

ON COVENTRY DEFEAT

"It was a tough loss to take, in overtime like that. But like in the QPR game, we defended pretty well. But in this game, we weren't able to get out and counter-attack. 

"That was the disappointing part, that we didn't create chances to hurt them. 

"So we need to keep up the good work in defence, but we need to be a lot more threatening when we go forward."

PLAYING TO WIN

"I don't think our approach was defensive. There was nothing between us in the first half. But in the second half, Coventry really pushed us down. 

"Of course, we wanted to win this game. We want to win every game. But then in the end, the opponent was better than we were, and so yes, we'd have taken a point in the end. A clean sheet, momentum, but it didn't happen."

ON HULL CITY

"They have been one of the teams who are less likely to press high, but maybe against us, because of our situation, they'll be coming forward more. 

"They have improved in the last months, but we've done our analysis and we feel like we can get three points if we put in a 90 minute performance at the levels needed.

"The fans deserve a three-pointer away from home, and I know the players are hungry to take on Hull tomorrow night."


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