Grant McCann brought his Hull City squad to Staffordshire this week in the hope a change is better than a rest as he seeks a desperate U-turn in form.
McCann and his players pitched up at St George’s Park, the England training base near Burton, as part of their preparations for Saturday’s huge game against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium, the manager has revealed this afternoon.
“It was just something different for them,” he said at his press conference, via HullLive.
“We did a couple of different things down there, a few different tasks and it was good. It was a good opportunity to do that with 10 games to go. We’re only looking forward. We’re looking to be as positive as we can. What’s gone has gone, it’s done and dusted.
We appreciate we haven’t been on a good run of form. In fact, it’s been horrendous. But it’s gone. We’ll look forward and we’ll approach every single one of these games how we want to approach them, with our style of play and see how we go.”
Hull are winless in 11 in all competitions since New Year’s Day and lost key men Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki on January deadline day.
McCann said: “Psychologically it’s sometimes nice to take the group and do something different. So I’m really thankful that the club let us do that and go away for a few days, because these things aren’t cheap.
“It was good of them to help us out on that and the boys really enjoyed it. It was a bit of fun for the boys in the first day and then got back to work on Tuesday.”
He added: “We’ll keep (the details of what we did) to ourselves. We did little bits and pieces around the hotel and it was good.
When you go to somewhere like that there was a Pro Licence on as well so there was a lot of people to speak to and lend an ear. You end up learning a little bit.”