Cottagers Confidential: Hull City is second on points, has the best goal difference, most goals scored, and second fewest goals allowed. Is there anything that hasn't gone right?
Amber Nectar: Yes. Our away form has been erratic through, and three successive defeats away to Leeds, Rotherham and Preston in early winter were terrible results accompanied by even worse performances.
CC: If you had to setup a squad to face Hull, what would you do?
AN: Get into us from the off. City have been disappointingly slow starters in games, especially away from home, and while we’re a joy to watch when the going’s good, if you discomfit us then there’s a danger of some players going missing.
CC: The winter window is open, are you expecting any new players to com in? If you do indeed get promoted, are there any players that might get left behind that Fulham should consider chasing?
AN: There’s little prospect of any significant movement in or out of the club. City’s elevated League position will probably persuade those who feel their future lies in the Premier League to give us the second half of the season to forge that future in East Yorkshire, while there’s not much money to spend. A striker on loan would be nice. If we get promoted, expect the bulk of this squad to remain – but if you can pinch David Meyler from a newly-promoted City, move heaven and earth to do so.
CC: Predicted Lineup? Scoreline?
AN: Lineup: McGregor; Odubajo, Maguire, Davies, Robertson; Snodgrass, Meyler, Livermore, Clucas; Diamé, Hernández.
Score: I still don’t really trust City on the road. 1-1.