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2 Hull City dilemmas facing Grant McCann as December looms

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Hull City have experienced a brilliant upturn in form of late in the Sky Bet Championship and are really starting to move in the right direction under Grant McCann after a tough start to the season.

Wins over the likes of Barnsley, Birmingham City, Cardiff City and Millwall have seen the Tigers move up to 19th place at the time of writing and as a result, reduced the pressure that was being experienced by the Hull boss.

The likes of George Honeyman, Ryan Longman and Keane Lewis-Potter have all come to the fore for the club in recent games, with all three players having found the back of the net in equal measure.

In addition to this, there has also been an increase in performance levels from other areas of the side, which has in turn seen the Tigers showcase the type of form that saw them lift the League One title last season.

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Here, we take a look at TWO dilemmas that Grant McCann is facing as we head into December.

Elder to come back in?

The attacking full back came off the bench in the win over Millwall at the weekend after recovering from a bout of concussion and will no doubt be keen to win his place back in the side.

Elder was a key performer for the Tigers last season but has seen his inclusion in the starting eleven dwindle for the club in recent weeks following the change to a back three from McCann.

The defender certainly has the capabilities to slot in at wing back where required and arguably could be used as a left centre back if needs be.

However at present he may well have to bide his time in order to get back into the team following the strong performances of the likes of Longman and Lewis-Potter on the flanks.

The return of Longman to the team has seen Lewis-Potter shunted out of his usual position on the left hand side and could well give McCann a decision to make in the long run.

Both players are capable of playing on either side and are very similar in terms of the skillsets that they possess.

However it is fair to say that Longman deserves to hold onto the role on the left hand side after his match winning performance against Millwall, with McCann unlikely to want to alter a winning side.

Furthermore Lewis-Potter is playing some of his best football of the season so far, so it wouldn’t make much sense to change his role in the side at present either.

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